October 27, 2017 / 7:08 AM / a year ago

South Korea says U.S. strategic assets have been helpful deterring North Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in said on Friday the “aggressive deployment” of U.S. strategic assets on the Korean peninsula has been effective in deterring North Korea’s provocations.

FILE PHOTO: South Korean President Moon Jae-In speaks during a press conference marking his first 100 days in office at the presidential house in Seoul, South Korea August 17, 2017. REUTERS/JUNG Yeon-Je/Pool/File photo

Moon made the comment in opening remarks ahead of a closed-door meeting with U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in Seoul.

Reporting by Christine Kim; Editing by Richard Borsuk

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