US Secretary of Defense Austin to visit South Korea – WORLD


Defense Secretary Austin to visit South KoreaUS Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin will reportedly visit South Korea to discuss North Korea’s nuclear and missile threat and other security issues. The US minister, who is expected to arrive in Seoul today, will meet with his South Korean counterpart Lee Jong-sup and other officials, according to the South Korean news agency Yonhap. Defense Department sources said that “the two ministers discussed joint efforts to expand the US defensive deterrence capability. It was noted that expanded deterrence “means mobilizing all of their military capabilities, including nuclear, to protect an ally country.”Preparations for a nuclear weapons scenario in the NorthThe two ministers’ meeting is expected to discuss a war game based on the allied nations’ planned cabinet discussions in Washington next month on a North Korean nuclear scenario. three countries against the North Korean missile threat, which was discussed at the US-South Korea-Japan Trilateral Security Summit last year. potential and position of South Korea on this issue.Austin’s visit coincided with a visit by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg to South Korea.Stoltenberg, who arrived in Seoul yesterday, met with Foreign Minister Pak Jin. The NATO Secretary General will meet today with President Yoon Suk-yeol and Defense Minister Lee Jong-sup, and will speak at the CHEY Institute, which studies geopolitical risks on the Korean Peninsula.

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