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SEOUL — South Korea can now develop ballistic missiles capable of
reaching targets far beyond the Korean Peninsula, following the United
States’ approval to lift a 42-year-old restriction on its ally’s
missile development program.

South Korean and U.S. leaders announced the termination of missile
guidelines imposed on Seoul in 1979. At the time, South Korea wanted
to acquire American technology to develop its own missiles, and in
return, the Asian nation agreed to limit the range of its missiles to
180 kilometers with a maximum payload of 500 kilograms.

The sanctions came when it was discovered that South Korea wanted to develop nukes. So if the U.S. is willing to punish one of its biggest allies, why is the U.S. turning a blind eye on Israel's covert and unofficial nuclear program?

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