23 June 2017

News Story: Gen. Brooks reaffirms S. Korea-U.S. alliance will not waver in future

SEOUL, June 21 (Yonhap) -- The chief of the United States Forces Korea (USFK) reaffirmed Wednesday that the solid alliance between South Korea and the United States will remain unwavering well into the future against belligerent North Korea.

"The threat from belligerent North Korea remains. Kim Jong-un continues his oppression and reckless pursuit enslaving the North Korean people for this own power ... that has not changed," Gen. Vincent Brooks said in a speech given at the Korea America Friendship Night hosted by the Korea America Friendship Society.

"What has also not changed is the unwavering, ironclad ROK-U.S. alliance that was ready then (last year) and remains ready now. This is our commitment to keep it that way well into the future," Brooks noted.

"We will not waver in our resolve and we will only continue to build upon the relationship between our countries as we go forward," the chief commander of the 28,500 American forces stationed in South Korea said.

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