WASHINGTON– U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday he is allowing South Korea and Japan to buy more U.S. military equipment but stopped short of providing any details.

The message on Twitter came as tensions have heightened following North Korea’s sixth and most powerful nuclear test to date on Sunday. Pyongyang claimed it was a successful test of an H-bomb that can be mounted on a long-range missile.

“I am allowing Japan and South Korea to buy a substantially increased amount of highly sophisticated military equipment from the United States,” Trump said.

The White House earlier quoted him as making similar remarks during two phone calls with South Korean President Moon Jae-in last week and earlier this week.



Source: Yonhap News Agency