10 May 2017

News Report: New South Korean President Calls on Army to Maintain High Combat Readiness

New South Korean President Moon Jae-In on Wednesday called to maintain a high level of their combat readiness, local media reported.

SEOUL (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, the newly elected president received a report from Gen. Lee Sun-jin, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), on the issue of the North Korean crisis.

Moon said that he believed in capabilities of the country's Armed Forces, the Yonhap news agency reported.

On Tuesday, the South Koreans participated in the presidential election. According to the National Electoral Commission (NEC) Moon gathered support of over 41 percent of voters and became the country's new president.

The snap vote in the Asian country was held after Park Geun-hye, the former president, was ousted against the backdrop of a corruption scandal.

This story first appeared on Sputnik & is reposted here with permission.