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S. Korea's defense minister stresses importance of deploying U.S. strategic assets during phone talks with Pentagon chief
Updated: 2022-05-19 13:08:59 KST
South Korea's Defense Minister Lee Jong-sup spoke on the phone Wednesday with his U.S. counterpart Lloyd Austin, both defense chiefs condemning North Korea's recent ballistic missile launches and its apparent preparations for a nuclear test.
Seoul's Defense Ministry says they also discussed ways to maintain a strong combined defense posture including through joint military drills.
Minister Lee also highlighted the importance of deploying U.S. strategic assets to the Korean Peninsula.
This was their first phone call since Lee was appointed last week.
Reporter : ejbae@arirang.com