U.S. President Barack Obama addresses U.S. military personnel at Yongsan Army Garrison in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, April 26, 2014. Obama is wrapping up his two-day visit to South Korea and will continue to Malaysia and the Philippines on his four country Asia visit. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Barack Obama warned North Korea on Saturday that the United States “will not hesitate to use our military might” to defend allies, as he sought to showcase U.S. power in the region amid China’s growing influence and Pyongyang’s unpredictable nuclear threats.
Obama’s visit to Seoul comes as North Korea has threatened to conduct its fourth nuclear test, leading Obama to raise the possibility of further sanctions.
“The commitment that the United States of America has made to the security of the Republic of Korea only grows stronger in the face of aggression,” Obama said in a speech to some of the 28,000 American service members stationed in South Korea to keep watch on its northern neighbor. “Our alliance does not waiver with each bout of their attention seeking. It just gains the support of the rest of the world.”
The website 38 North, which closely monitors North Korea, said commercial satellite imagery from Wednesday showed increased movement of vehicles and materials near Login to read more