Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron fly a 10-hour mission from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, with two South Korean air force F-15s in the vicinity of the Korean peninsula, June 20, 2017. U.S. Air Force/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS -- THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY

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US National Security Adviser HR McMaster and his South Korean counterpart have discussed moving B-1B strategic bombers and F-35 stealth fighter jets to South Korea following North Korea’s Tuesday launch of a ballistic missile that overflew northern Japan.

Korea JoongAng Daily says Chung Eui-yong, the chief of South Korea’s National Security Office, and McMaster held a 15-minute phone conversation at 8:50 a.m., a few hours after the North Korean missile test that took place shortly before 6 a.m. on Tuesday.

“The two discussed the deployment of US strategic assets to South Korea, “along with a wide scope of ways to effectively deter North Korea,” JoongAng said, quoting a statement from the Blue House in Seoul.

JoongAng, citing military officials in South Korea, said the US strategic assets could include B-1B bombers, older B-52 bombers, and F-35 stealth fighter jets. There was also discussion of deploying Aegis-equipped destroyers, nuclear-powered submarines and aircraft carriers to South Korea, the newspaper said.

No B-1B bombers, F-35s or B-52s are currently based in South Korea. The nearest B-1Bs are at Andersen Air Force Base in Guam.

Seoul is also talking with Washington about revising Korea-US missile guidelines that prohibit South Korea from developing a ballistic missile with a range of over 800 kilometers and a payload of more than 500 kilograms.

JoongAng says the South Koreans want to raise the payload cap to 1,000 kilograms.

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