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US-Korea alliance strong through different administrations

The U.S. alliance with South Korea has strengthened through different administrations in both countries for decades, the White House said Tuesday, after President Park Geun-hye offered to step down over a corruption scandal. Park, who has been under mounting pressure to resign, said in a nationally televised address earlier Tuesday that she will leave her fate to the National Assembly and step down if the ruling and opposition parties put together a power transfer plan. “The United States and South Korea [...]


US-Korea alliance 'supersedes any individual presidency'

The U.S. alliance with South Korea ‘supersedes’ any individual presidency or political party, the White House said amid concern about potential negative effects a Donald Trump presidency would bring to the relationship. “There’s a Democratic and Republican tradition to strengthening our alliance with South Korea,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest said at a briefing Wednesday. “What we have found is that our alliance with South Korea supersedes any individual presidency, it supersedes any individual political party, because we’ve seen [...]