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ROK: President Biden And President Yoon Holding Joint Press Conference


US President Joe Biden and South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol are now delivering a joint press conference following a bilateral meeting at the White House as part of President Yoon's state visit to the United States.

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  • The two leaders are expected to announce a revised nuclear deterrent strategy to address the growing threat of North Korea's nuclear programme.
  • Bloomberg reported this morning that measures will include, "deploying a nuclear-armed submarine to the country — in turn securing a pledge from Seoul to honor commitments to not pursue its own atomic arsenal."
  • Yoon said today at an arrival ceremony with Biden: "The ROK-U.S. alliance was forged in blood as a result of our fight for freedom. The ROK-U.S. alliance is not a transactional relationship... The ROK-U.S. alliance is an alliance of values, standing together to safeguard the universal value of freedom."
  • Biden: "Today, our economies are on the vanguard of technological development; our nations are powerhouses of innovation; and our people, united still by our democratic values, are taking on the challenges of the world, and we're taking them on together."

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