26 June 2017

News Story: S. Korea-U.S. alliance stands at 'critical juncture' amid threats from N.K.

SEOUL, June 25 (Yonhap) -- South Korea and the United States stand at a "critical juncture" in their alliance in the face of the rapidly growing threats from North Korea but they will surely achieve their "common goal" to successfully address the problem, Seoul's top diplomat said Sunday.

Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha made the remarks in her speech to troops of the U.S. 2nd Infantry Division stationed north of Seoul. She visited the ground unit to commemorate the 67th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War.

"In the decades after the Korean War, the ROK-U.S. alliance has been the guardian of peace and prosperity on the Korean Peninsula," Kang told the troops. "For our two nations to go together... we must resolve our common threat. That is rapidly the growing threat posed by North Korea's nuclear and missile programs," Kang said.

"The ROK-U.S. alliance stands at a critical juncture to address this existential threat from North Korea and to ensure durable peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula," she added.

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