North Korea facing further isolation - Obama

2014-04-25 13:06
US President Barack Obama pauses for a moment of silence for those who died in the ferry disaster. (File, AP)

US President Barack Obama pauses for a moment of silence for those who died in the ferry disaster. (File, AP)

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Seoul - President Barack Obama said on Friday that the US stands "shoulder to shoulder" with its ally South Korea in refusing to accept a nuclearised North Korea.

Addressing a joint news conference alongside South Korean President Park Geun-hye, Obama said threats by North Korea will get it "nothing except further isolation" from the global community. North Korea has threatened to conduct its fourth nuclear test, possibly while Obama is in the region on a weeklong trip.

Obama also noted that his visit comes at a time of "great sorrow" for South Korea, which is mourning the loss of more than 300 people in a ferry that sank off the country's south-western coast. The vast majority of the victims were high school students.

"So many were young students with their entire lives ahead of them," Obama said, invoking his two daughters, both close in age to many of the ferry victims.

"I can only imagine what the parents are going through at this point, the incredible heartache."

Read more on:    park geun-hye  |  barack obama  |  south korea  |  us  |  north korea  |  north korea nuclear programme
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