April 25th, 2014
08:17 AM ET
8 months ago

Five take-aways from President Obama's news conference in Seoul

Seoul, South Korea (CNN) - President Obama will speak with key European leaders about the crisis in Ukraine Friday. But earlier in the day at a joint news conference with President Park Geun-hye of South Korea, Obama acknowledged the sanctions against Russia put in place by the U.S. and its allies may not ultimately change Vladimir Putin's calculus.

"I think that's self-apparent," Obama said when asked if the Russian president may simply remain unresponsive to the economic pressure.

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Filed under: Middle East • North Korea • President Obama • South Korea • Ukraine
July 27th, 2013
01:52 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama marks 'forgotten war' on Korean peninsula

Washington (CNN) - No veteran should be forgotten, President Barack Obama said Saturday while commemorating the end 60 years ago of the Korean conflict, sometimes described as the "forgotten war."

He laid a wreath at the Korean War Veterans Memorial on the National Mall and spoke to veterans and family members with ties to both U.S. and Korean troops, an audience estimated by event organizers to number 5,000.
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Filed under: North Korea • President Obama • South Korea
Obama: 'North Korea has failed again'
May 7th, 2013
03:36 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama: 'North Korea has failed again'

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama and South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Tuesday nuclear aggression from North Korea has further isolated the region and vowed to use all means to deter further provocations.

"If Pyongyang thought its recent threats would drive a wedge between South Korea and the United States or somehow garner the North international respect, today is further evidence that North Korea has failed again," Obama said during a joint press conference with the two leaders. "The United States and the Republic of Korea are as united as ever ... North Korea is more isolated than ever."
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Filed under: North Korea • President Obama • South Korea
Official: Ahead of visit, U.S.-South Korea ties stronger than ever
South Korean President Park Geun-hye and Secretary of State John Kerry shake hands before their talks in Seoul on April 12, 2013.
May 6th, 2013
07:04 PM ET
2 years ago

Official: Ahead of visit, U.S.-South Korea ties stronger than ever

Washington (CNN) – On the eve of meetings between President Barack Obama and South Korean President Park Geun-hye, a White House official says the recent saber rattling by North Korea has only strengthened the relationship between the allies.

Daniel Russel, White House special assistant and senior director for Asian affairs, told reporters on a conference call Monday Obama will use Park’s visit to "reaffirm the strong commitment" of the U.S. to the defense of the Republic of South Korea.
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Filed under: President Obama • South Korea
First on CNN: Obama's open mic a Republican open season
March 26th, 2012
01:27 PM ET
3 years ago

First on CNN: Obama's open mic a Republican open season

(CNN) – Republicans wasted no time Monday pouncing on President Barack Obama's now-controversial "open-mic" comment with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.

In a new web video, the Republican National Committee painted a stark picture of Obama's exchange with the Russian leader, introducing the conversation with the text: "What Obama tells world leaders when he thinks you aren't listening."
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Filed under: 2012 • Dmitry Medvedev • Mitt Romney • NATO • President Obama • RNC • Russia • South Korea
Obama arrives in South Korea for nuclear summit
March 24th, 2012
06:02 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama arrives in South Korea for nuclear summit

Seoul, South Korea (CNN) - President Barack Obama arrived in South Korea on Sunday for a three-day trip centered on an international nuclear security summit in Seoul.

He flew into Seoul, where he is expected to hold a bilateral meeting with his South Korean counterpart Lee Myung-bak.

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Filed under: President Obama • South Korea
Obama, South Korean leader tout trade deal in Michigan
October 14th, 2011
03:18 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama, South Korean leader tout trade deal in Michigan

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama and his South Korean counterpart hit the road together Friday, traveling to the heart of America's Rust Belt to tout a recently approved trade deal between Washington and Seoul.

Obama also used the occasion to defend his controversial 2009 bailout of the U.S. auto industry, which has shown recent signs of recovery.

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Filed under: Michigan • President Obama • South Korea • Trade
Ambassador to Korea confirmed as state dinner hour approached
October 13th, 2011
09:39 PM ET
3 years ago

Ambassador to Korea confirmed as state dinner hour approached

Washington (CNN) - The U.S. Senate confirmed Sung Y. Kim to be the next U.S. Ambassador to South Korea on Thursday after a Republican Senator lifted a hold on the nomination that threatened to halt the current momentum in strengthening ties between the two countries.

Following a unanimous consent request by Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.) to move the nomination forward, Kerry's request was approved without objection. Kim's confirmation came just minutes before South Korean President Lee Myung-bak was to address a joint meeting of Congress, and a few hours before President Obama was set to host a State dinner at the White House in Lee's honor.

PREVIOUSLY: Guess who is not coming to the South Korea state dinner?

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Filed under: President Obama • South Korea
South Korean president visits White House after trade boost
South Korea President Lee Myung-bak visits Washington, D.C. a day after Congress passed a trade deal between both countries.
October 13th, 2011
07:29 AM ET
3 years ago

South Korean president visits White House after trade boost

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama welcomed his South Korean counterpart to the White House on Thursday, a day after Congress approved a free-trade agreement between the two nations.

Obama hailed President Lee Myung-Bak as a "good friend and partner" at a welcoming ceremony.

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Filed under: Congress • President Obama • South Korea • White House
Senate standoff stalls ambassadorship before state dinner
October 11th, 2011
04:07 PM ET
3 years ago

Senate standoff stalls ambassadorship before state dinner

(CNN) - State visits for foreign leaders are meant to signify the importance the U.S. president places on the relationship with a particular country.

Such is the case for South Korea, whose president, Lee Myung-bak, arrives in Washington later this week for a state visit. Lee's arrival comes on the heels of a free trade agreement with Seoul being sent last week to Congress for final approval.

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Filed under: Jobs • President Obama • Senate • South Korea • State Department
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