Yun: Tight Alliance to Continue with Next US Gov’t

The South Korean foreign minister says he expects the next U.S. government will stay on course and make sure the Seoul-Washington alliance will continue to pressure North Korea.

Minister Yun Byung-se made the remarks at the National Assembly in a meeting with the ruling Saenuri Party as votes were being counted to elect the next U.S. president.

He said regardless of who wins the U.S. presidential election, he believes the two countries will stay on the same page when it comes to the alliance and policy toward Pyongyang.

He noted Donald Trump's remarks that the nuclear issue is the biggest problem faced by the world economy and Hillary Clinton's remark that North Korea's provocation is a direct threat to the U.S.

Minister Yun said that the ministry will redouble efforts in cooperating with the U.S. presidential transition team and make every effort to secure a consistent policy.

Source: KBS World Radio