19 May 2010

US Backing SKorea

In the wake of the Norks' mischief-making, President Obama has reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to the defense of South Korea.

U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday reaffirmed the "strong and unwavering U.S. commitment to the defense and the well-being of its close friend and ally," South Korea, the White House said.

According to the White House, President Obama and South Korean President Lee Myong-bak spoke on Monday evening by telephone as part of their ongoing consultations on the full range of U.S.-South Korea alliance issues.

South Korean President Lee provided an update on the status of the investigation into the sinking of the naval vessel Cheonan in which 46 Korean sailors lost their lives.

By: Brant

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