Obama says will use all means to protect South Korea from North Korea threat

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Seoul | Published: September 9, 2016 10:55:55 AM

Obama and South Korean President Park Geun-hye talked by telephone, South Korea's Blue House said, after a seismic event was recorded in North Korea that Seoul and Tokyo described as a nuclear test.

South Korea’s presidential office said on Friday U.S. President Barack Obama had indicated he would take every action under a mutual defence treaty with the South, including providing its nuclear umbrella, to protect Seoul from any North Korean threat.

Obama and South Korean President Park Geun-hye talked by telephone, South Korea’s Blue House said, after a seismic event was recorded in North Korea that Seoul and Tokyo described as a nuclear test.

South Korea’s presidential office said the two leaders agreed to use every available means to pressure North Korea to abandon its nuclear programme, including adopting a new U.N. Security Council resolution.

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