Donald Trump, South Korea's Moon Jae In agree to boost defences: White House

Moon (left) and Trump shake hands as they meet for summit talks on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.
Moon (left) and Trump shake hands as they meet for summit talks on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.PHOTO: EPA

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - US President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae In agreed to strengthen their defence posture amid rising tensions with North Korea, the White House said on Friday (Sept 22).

Trump and Moon, who met on Thursday, committed to strengthen their "combined defence posture, including through South Korea's acquisition and development of highly advanced military assets" and "agreed to the enhanced deployment of US strategic assets in and around South Korea on a rotational basis," the White House said in a statement.

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