Wednesday, May 27, 2009
WASHINGTON (AFP) — US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stressed Wednesday the US commitments to defend South Korea and Japan amid continuing threats from North Korea.
“I want to underscore the commitments the United States has and intends always to honor for the defense of South Korea and Japan,” Clinton said. “That is part of our alliance commitment that we take very seriously.”
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Speaking during a visit by Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul Gheit, Clinton said the United States still hoped North Korea would return to multiparty nuclear disarmament talks.
North Korea said Wednesday it was abandoning the truce that ended the Korean war and warned it could launch a military attack on South Korea.
This article was posted: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 2:07 pm