Kerry: U.S. and South Korea united on North Korea policy
Kerry made the remarks during a joint press conference taking place after a meeting with South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se. Kerry said the U.S. supports South Korean President Park Geun-hye's principled and firm approach to North Korea. He said that Yun and himself spent most of their meeting discussing the challenge of North Korea.
"The United States and the Republic of Korea stand very firmly united, without an inch of daylight between us, not a sliver of daylight, on the subject of opposition to North Korea's destabilizing nuclear and ballistic missile programs and proliferation activities," Kerry said. "And the international community stands with us."
Kerry and Yun called on North Korea to begin fulfilling its international obligations by denuclearizing. Kerry said the U.S. and South Korea will not accept North Korea as a nuclear state and neither will the international community at large.
Yun said the U.S. and South Korea would enhance policy coordination to handle issues with North Korea, including maintaining stability on the Korean Peninsula and the resolution of the North Korea nuclear issue.