19 August 2017

News Story: S. Korea, U.S. defense ministers agree to closely coordinate against N.K. threats

WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 (Yonhap) -- The defense ministers of South Korea and the United States agreed to continue their close coordination in responding to North Korea's threats, the Pentagon said Thursday.

South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo and U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis spoke by phone Wednesday to discuss issues related to the countries' alliance, according to Pentagon chief spokesperson Dana White.

Mattis congratulated Song on his confirmation as defense minister. The two will be meeting in Washington later this month.

"Both Secretary Mattis and Minister Song strongly condemned North Korea's second intercontinental ballistic missile test on July 28 and resolved to continue to closely coordinate responses to the North Korean threat," White said.

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