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S. Korea Dismisses Rumors of War Crisis on Korean Peninsula


Write : 2017-04-11 18:58:37 Update : 2017-04-12 09:59:19

South Korea's Foreign Ministry has dismissed rumors of a looming war on the Korean Peninsula, which are rapidly spreading on social networking sites.

Ministry spokesman Cho June-hyuck said on Tuesday during a regular news briefing that foreign and defense authorities of South Korea and the U.S. are closely cooperating on issues related to North Korea and its nuclear weapons.

The spokesman said that deployment of U.S. strategic assets to the Korean Peninsula is under way through close cooperation between Seoul and Washington to reinforce their combined defense posture to counter threats from North Korea.

He said that the U.S. is making it clear that it will not seek any new policies or take measures without discussing them with South Korea.

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