South Korean, U.S. defense officials reaffirm strong alliance against North Korea's nuclear program

서주석 국방차관, 美국방부 부장관 면담…'北비핵화' 논의
And amid the thawing inter-Korean ties,... South Korea and the U.S. have reaffirmed their will to stay united and work together,... to pressure North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program.
Seoul's Defense Ministry says Vice Defense Minister Suh Choo-suk and his American counterpart, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Pat Shanahan, reaffirmed the allies' ironclad alliance,.. and the importance of maintaining vigilance and unity in the face of North Korean aggression.
Their meeting in Washington came as South Korea has been looking to ease tensions in the region through North Korea's participation at next month's Winter Olympics.
The officials also agreed that South Korea and the U.S. "will remain unified in working to achieve a complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula."