tv Secretary Mattis Were Never Out of Diplomatic Solutions on North Korea CSPAN August 30, 2017 1:01pm-1:16pm EDT
♪ ♪ right shoulder, fault. >> welcome ambassador. your excellency, military officers and members of the delegation. welcome back to the pentagon. you are most welcome here. thank you for traveling to washington so soon after you were assigned to this post. it is good to meet you in person after we had already spoken earlier this month. translator:
[speaking in native tongue] [speaking in native tongue] >> the priority that you and your president place on the relationship means a lot that you would come so soon. translator: [speaking in native tongue] >> the republic of korea, united states alliance has played an enduring role in regaining and maintaining south korea's heritage since 1950s. translator: [speaking in native tongue]
>> as the president remarked earlier this week, our alliance is the foundation of of peace on the peninsula. translator: [speaking in native tongue] >> we work together to maintain our stable and environment so the nations can prosper. translator: [speaking in native tongue] >> for 64 years our countries defense treaty has provided a rocksolid basis for collaboration on bench measures, measures designed to keep that piece and protect the south korean people and uphold vital american interests.
translator: [speaking in native tongue] [speaking in native tongue] >> cap we had seen the threat to security in the northwest pacific has become more severe, our nation's defense relationship becomes more important than ever that remaining the bedrock for international efforts to temper north korea's aggressive actions. [speaking in native tongue] >> the recent united nations security council sanctions communicate and demonstrate the international communities resolve against north korean actions.
[speaking in native tongue] >> last evenings security council shows the world is united in diplomatic efforts toward north korea and they and the reckless, intolerable behavior [speaking in native tongue] [speaking in native tongue] >> here in washington we are keenly aware that south korea is on the frontline and we are not complacent. [speaking in native tongue] >> we know with confidence you have pledged to increase defense spending
[speaking in native tongue] >> in the interest of keeping our alliance fit for these times we must continue to deepen our military between our two nations. [speaking in native tongue] >> as you say in korean, we go forward together. [speaking in native tongue] >> i look forward today and i look forward on working forward to an honest and candid conversation.
[inaudible] i feel a sense of robbery toward you as a naval officer. [speaking in native tongue]ç >> i would also like to take that opportunity to extend my deepest condolences for the people who are sacrificing as a result of hurricane harvey and those service members who were sacrificed on uss mccain >> thank you [speaking in native tongue]
>> currently the world is paying close attention to the alliance because of the ballistic and nuclear missile threats [speaking in native tongue]. translator: i have no doubt in my mind these issues will be resolved through our alliance as we have done in the past [speaking in native tongue] [speaking in native tongue] [speaking in native tongue] [speaking in native tongue]. translator: secretary mattis, yourself has noted just now, afterward the alliance relationship that the united states share with north --
south korea's has been key militarily and economically. this is an alliance that is exemplary above all of other alliances in the world. [speaking in native tongue]. translator: i have a humble dream to add another stone on top of this great alliance and brick-and-mortar. [speaking in native tongue] [speaking in native tongue]. translator: and starting now i will engage in conversations with you in this dialogue and as a military man, and as a navy marine gentleman, i hope
today's conference [inaudible] >> thank you very much minister. welcome to all of you and thank you members of this press very much for coming. >> the president this morning tweeted that it isn't the answer. are we out of the threat with north korea >> no what action can be taken. for the minister, what additionally u.s. military support might be needed to be able to increase pressure on north korea >> we are never out of diplomatic solutions. we continue to work together and the minister and i share a response to provide for the
protection of our nation, our population and our interest which is what we are here to discuss today. we look for all the areas this weekend to collaborate. we already have very strong collaboration, we always look for more, we are never complacent. [speaking in native tongue] [speaking in native tongue] >> the un security council met yesterday to issue an official condemnation of north korea's launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile that crossed over japan. here is that debate. >> they are now taking into consideration item two of the agenda >> i have been authorized to make the following statement on their behalf.