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    Military officials from the United States and South Korea discussed the deployment of a nuclear-powered submarine, a F-22 stealth fighter and a B-52 bomber to the Asian country amid Pyongyang's alleged hydrogen bomb test.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Military officials from the United States and South Korea discussed the deployment of the US strategic assets to the Asian country, local media reported Thursday.

    South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Lee Sun-jin and the commander of US forces in Korea, Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, discussed on Wednesday the deployment of US strategic assets to the Korean Peninsula, Yonhap news agency reported, citing a South Korean Defense Ministry official.

    According to the news outlet, the assets include a nuclear-powered submarine, a F-22 stealth fighter and a B-52 bomber.

    The discussions come amid the alleged test of a hydrogen bomb by North Korea also on Wednesday. Despite the North Korean claims, there are suspicions that the bomb which was tested might not have been a hydrogen one.

    Washington and Seoul have a long history of economic and security cooperation. The United States has also more than 25,000 soldiers stationed in South Korea, and has been militarily present in the country for nearly 60 years.

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