“President Trump has reaffirmed his ironclad commitment to defend Korea, and President Trump and I agreed to further strengthen the robust combined defense posture of our two countries,” South Korea President Moon said during the joint press conference after meeting US President Trump at Blue House in Seoul on November 7.
Moon also revealed that the US and South Korea have reached a final agreement on lifting of payload limit on South Korean missiles. “We reached a conclusion today to lift the payload limit on Korean missiles completely, with a final agreement,” he said.
They also agreed to expand rotational deployment of US strategic assets in and around Korean Peninsula.
“We also agreed to begin consultation for Korea’s acquisitions and development of Korea’s state-of-art military reconnaissance assets,” the South Korean leader said.
“Once again, we strongly urge North Korea to halt its nuclear and missile provocation, and to come to a dialogue table for denuclearization as soon as possible. President Trump and I reaffirmed our current strategy, which is to maximize pressure and sanctions on North Korea until it gives up nuclear weapons and to come to the table for dialogue on its own,” he added.