U.S. Senate Confirms New Ambassador to Seoul

      July 02, 2018 11:28

      New Ambassador to Seoul Harry Harris takes an oath at the U.S. Department of State in Washington on Friday in this photo tweeted by the department's Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs.

      The U.S. Senate on Friday confirmed retired admiral Harry Harris as ambassador to South Korea.

      U.S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo posted a photo on Twitter of Harris taking the oath of office.

      Harris, a former chief of the U.S. Pacific Command, vowed to maintain the "iron-clad alliance" with South Korea and work toward the "complete, verifiable and irreversible" dismantlement of North Korea's nuclear weapons.

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