S. Korea closely consults with U.S. on rotational deployment of strategic military assets

Source: Xinhua| 2017-09-28 17:14:46|Editor: liuxin
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SEOUL, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- South Korea's defense ministry said on Thursday that the country was closely consulting with the United States on a rotational deployment of U.S. strategic military assets near the Korean Peninsula.

Lee Jin-woo, deputy spokesman of the defense ministry, told a regular press briefing that the two allies agreed to expand the rotational deployment of U.S. strategic assets in and near South Korea during a meeting last week in New York between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump.

According to the agreement, Lee said the authorities of Seoul and Washington were closely consulting on expanded rotational deployment of U.S. strategic assets on the Korean Peninsula.

During a meeting between President Moon and chiefs of the four major political parties, Moon's top national security advisor, Chung Eui-yong, told the party leaders that the U.S. side promised on the expanded deployment.

Chung said the expanded deployment could kick off as early as later this year.