President Barack Obama said the U.S.Â will team upÂ with SouthÂ Korea and other allies in efforts to ensure that the latest United Nations sanctions againstÂ North Korea’s missile launches are implemented fully.
Obama said in his remarksÂ published TuesdayÂ thatÂ both he and South Korean President Park Geun-hye condemn what he calls the “provocations” byÂ North Korea.
“North Koreaâs nuclear test earlier this year and continued missile launches are fundamentally threatening the security of both the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia,” saidÂ Park.
“The United States and [South] Korea have agreed to faithfully implement U.N. Security Council resolutions and further strengthen our efforts to seal the loopholes and sanctions implementation.”
Park also said the implementation ofÂ U.N. Security Council Resolution 2270 will help deter the advancement of North Korea’s nuclear and missile capacity.
The South Korean leader added she has agreed with Obama to extend cooperation onÂ global health, climate change and space as well as expand roles in areas such as peacekeeping operations and development to boost overall U.S.-South Korea relations.