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South Korea's Presidential Office of Cheong Wa Dae has just confirmed that National Security Office Chief, Chung Eui-yong, and U.S. National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster spoke over the phone this morning.

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Anchor: As tensions intensify between the US and North Korea, presidential security advisers of Seoul and Washington held talks on the phone.

The South Korean official said member states of ARF reaffirmed it shared the common goal of the global communities to "achieve a complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of North Korea in a peaceful manner". They agreed that South Korea and the US will work together and remain transparent amid rising concerns that Washington could make a unilateral move against the North.

Tension escalated in the region after Pyongyang tested intercontinental ballistic missiles, known as Hwasong-14, twice in July.


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