President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump are shown here on June 30 visiting an observation post in the Demilitarized Zone separating the two Koreas. The U.S. State Department on July 2 said both leaders reaffirmed the "ironclad" alliance of their two countries. (White House)
By Kim Minji
The U.S. State Department on July 2 called bilateral relations between Korea and the U.S. an "ironclad alliance" on the department's website.
In a fact sheet headlined "President Donald J. Trump and President Moon Jae-in Reaffirm the United States' and Republic of Korea's Ironclad Alliance," the department emphasized the strong ties between the two countries.
Both leaders "affirmed the unbreakable bond between our two countries and committed to further strengthening our bilateral relationship," it said.
"Both sides reaffirmed their commitment to achieving the final, fully verified denuclearization of North Korea and to the full implementation of UN Security Council resolutions regarding North Korea."
The department added, "As the linchpin of peace and security in the Indo-Pacific, the U.S.-R.O.K. alliance supports peace on the Peninsula and in the region."