Blinken reaffirms U.S. commitment to defend South Korea and Japan -State Dept

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken attends the East Asia Summit during the ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia August 5, 2022. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Antony Blinken reaffirmed the United States' "ironclad commitment" to the defense of South Korea and Japan in a call with South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin on Friday, the State Department said.

Blinken expressed his appreciation for South Korea's "concerted efforts to improve its relationship with Japan and secure the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula," State Department spokesperson Ned Price said in a statement.

The two also discussed stability in the Indo-Pacific, including the Taiwan Strait, Price added.

(Reporting by Rami Ayyub; Editing by Mark Porter)

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