US will remain steadfast ally of South Korea: Embassy

Demonstrators reacting to the decision of the Constitutional Court of Korea to affirm parliament's decision to impeach South Korea President Park Geun Hye on Friday (March 10).
Demonstrators reacting to the decision of the Constitutional Court of Korea to affirm parliament's decision to impeach South Korea President Park Geun Hye on Friday (March 10).PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

SEOUL (REUTERS) - The United States looks forward to a "productive relationship" with the next South Korean president, a US embassy spokesman said on Friday (March 10) following the removal of President Park Geun Hye from office over a corruption scandal.

"The United States continues to be a steadfast ally, friend, and partner to the Republic of Korea," the spokesman told Reuters.

"Ultimately, it is a domestic issue for the people of Korea to decide through their democratic process and we respect their decisions".

The United States has 28,500 troops stationed in South Korea.