US and South Korea alliance cooperation to fight against NKorea says White house

Vastavam web: The US and South Korea today vowed to strengthen their alliance through defence cooperation to fight the threats posed by North Korea with President Donald Trump giving a “conceptual approval” to sell Seoul American military equipment worth billions of dollars.On Tuesday, North Korea fired a missile over Japan, prompting Trump to insist that “all options were on the table” in an implied threat of pre-emptive military action.”Trump and Moon pledged to continue to apply strong diplomatic and economic pressure on North Korea and to make all necessary preparations to deter and defend against the growing threat posed by North Korea,” it said.
The two leaders agreed to strengthen the alliance through defence cooperation and to strengthen South Korea’s defence capabilities.”Trump provided his conceptual approval of planned purchases by South Korea of billions of dollars in American military equipment,” the White House said.”Trump expressed appreciation for Kazakhstan’s regional and global leadership, including its upcoming tenure as Chair of the United Nations Security Council in January, and congratulated President Nazarbayev on hosting the Astana Expo 2017,” the White House said.Trump also spoke with President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia.