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US Blincoln talks with Chung Eui-yong… “North Korea condemns missile launch”

Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong (left) and U.S. Secretary of State Tony Blincoln <자료사진> © News1

US Secretary of State Tony Blincoln spoke with Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong on the 14th (local time) and condemned North Korea’s recent ballistic missile launch.

The U.S. State Department issued a press release on the same day announcing the fact that Secretary Blincol and Secretary Jeong had a phone call, saying, “Secretary Blincol condemned North Korea’s recent ballistic missile launch in violation of multiple UN Security Council resolutions.”

Secretary Blincoln further emphasized the continued importance of the trilateral cooperation between the ROK, the U.S. and Japan, and emphasized that the U.S. promise to defend South Korea remains ironclad.

Secretary Blincoln also reaffirmed that the ROK-U.S. alliance is a linchpin of peace, security, and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region and beyond.

Earlier, on the 14th, North Korea fired two projectiles believed to be short-range ballistic missiles into the East Sea. North Korea’s missile provocation is the third this year, following the 5th and 11th.

During the phone call that day, the two Ministers discussed cooperation to achieve complete denuclearization and lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula.

The call also discussed the need for continuous cooperation and urgent measures to end the novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19) pandemic.

The two ministers also discussed international issues such as the Myanmar military’s violence against its own people, the arrest and conviction of Myanmar state torturer Aung San Suu Kyi, and efforts to deter further Russian or other aggressive actions by Russia against Ukraine.

(Seoul = News 1)

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