U.S., South Korea to hold more joint military exercises

WASHINGTON (BestGrowthStock) – President Barack Obama and his South Korean counterpart Lee Myung-bak agreed to hold more joint military exercises in response to North Korea’s artillery attack on a South Korean island on Tuesday.

Obama told Lee in a telephone call that the “United States remains firmly and fully committed to the defense of its ally the Republic of Korea,” the White House said in a statement.

The joint military exercises “in the days ahead” would underscore the close security cooperation between the two countries, the statement said.

(Reporting by Ross Colvin, editing by Chris Wilson)

U.S., South Korea to hold more joint military exercises