US promises South Korea all military resources under nuclear umbrella
SEOUL (AFP) - US Deputy Defence Secretary Ashton Carter on Monday promised to provide South Korea with every military resource under the US nuclear umbrella at a time of heightened tensions with North Korea.
Mr Carter was in Seoul on the second leg of a four-nation tour of US allies and partners in Asia including Japan, the Philippines and Indonesia.
"We remain steadfast to our commitment to extended deterrence offered by the US nuclear umbrella," Mr Carter said after talks with South Korean Defence Minister Kim Kwan-Jin.
"We'll ensure all of our resources will be available to our alliance," he was quoted as saying by Yonhap news agency.