U.S. Ready to Counter North Korea’s Nuclear Threat

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, left, meets with the acting President of South Korea, Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn, during a visit to Seoul, South Korea, Feb. 02, 2017. DoD photo by Army Sgt. Amber I. Smith
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, left, meets with the acting President of South Korea, Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn, during a visit to Seoul, South Korea, Feb. 02, 2017. DoD photo by Army Sgt. Amber I. Smith

The new U.S. Defense ‎Secretary Jim Mattis met with Republic of Korea (ROK) Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-Ahn and ROK National Security Advisor Kim Kwan-Jin on Thursday in Seoul, South Korea to reaffirm the strength of the U.S.-ROK alliance.

During the meetings, ‎the secretary emphasized the priority that President Donald Trump places on the Asia-Pacific, and on strengthening the U.S.-ROK alliance.

According to a Defense Department communique, Secretary Mattis also underscored that the United States remains steadfast in its commitment to defend the ROK and that the U.S. extended deterrence commitment remains ironclad. ‎

Both ROK officials impressed upon Secretary Mattis the importance of close cooperation in the face of a growing North Korea nuclear and ballistic missile threat.

The secretary responded that the alliance would continue to take defensive measures in response to this threat developments, such as the stationing of THAAD to Korean Peninsula.

The secretary relayed that he had inherited an already strong Alliance, but committed to spending his tenure making it stronger than ever.

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