US, S. Korea agree to resolve N. Korean nuclear issue in peaceful manner

ANI | Updated: Nov 08, 2017 00:07 IST

Seoul [South Korea], November 8 (ANI): The United States and South Korea on Tuesday agreed to work towards resolving North Korean nuclear issue in a peaceful manner and bringing permanent peace to the Korean Peninsula.

"President Trump and I met and communicated with each other numerous times, building deep trust and consolidating our friendship. Today, we had candid discussions about steadfastness of ROK-U.S. alliance. Moreover, we agreed to work towards resolving North Korean nuclear issue in a peaceful manner and bringing permanent peace to the Korean Peninsula," President Moon Jae-in said during a joint press conference with the US President Donald Trump.

"Against escalating nuclear and missile threats from North Korea, we reaffirmed our principle that we must maintain a strong stance toward North Korean threats based on overwhelming superiority of power," he added.

Both countries also urged North Korea to halt its nuclear and missile provocation, and to come to a dialogue table for denuclearization as soon as possible.

Trump called North Korea a worldwide threat that requires worldwide action and said that it made sense for North Korea to "come to the table," and "do the right thing".

He said his country and South Korea will continue to work together to defend what they have worked so hard to build.

Trump also urged all countries, including China and Russia, to faithfully implement U.N. Security Council resolutions against North Korea.

The U.S. President, who arrived on a two day visit to the country, will now head to China on Wednesday, after delivering a special speech at the South Korean National Assembly, also becoming the first U.S. president to do so in 24 years. (ANI)

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