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Kerry visits South Korea

The US Secretary of State John Kerry is in Seoul, South Korea, to discuss security issues in the wake of a new ballistic missile test by North Korea and the reported execution of its defence chief.

Kerry visits South Korea
US Secretary of State John Kerry (centre L) shakes hands with South Korea's foreign minister Yun Byung-Se (centre R) prior to their meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Seoul on May 18, 2015. Kerry was in Seoul to discuss security issues in the wake of a new ballistic missile test by North Korea and the reported execution of its defence chief. (AFP/Getty Images)
Kerry visits South Korea
South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se and US Secretary of State John Kerry hold a joint press conference following meetings at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Seoul on May 18, 2015. Kerry is here to discuss security issues in the wake of a new ballistic missile test by North Korea and the reported execution of its defence chief. (AFP/Getty Images)
Kerry visits South Korea
Family members of US sailors on the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington see the ship off at the US naval base in Yokosuka, 60 kms south of Tokyo, for the last time as it leaves for refueling and complex overhaul on May 18, 2015. The USS George Washington will be replaced by the USS Ronald Reagan as the base's forward-based carrier. (AFP/Getty Images)
Kerry visits South Korea
US sailors salute on the flying deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington as it leaves the US naval base in Yokosuka, 60 kms south of Tokyo, for the last time for refueling and complex overhaul on May 18, 2015. The USS George Washington will be replaced by the USS Ronald Reagan as the base's forward-based carrier. (AFP/Getty Images)
Kerry visits South Korea
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-Se prior to their meeting on May 18, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. The U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is visiting South Korea for two days to discuss issues including President Park's upcoming visit to the United States. (Getty Images)
Kerry visits South Korea
South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se (2nd L) speaks during a meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Seoul on May 18, 2015. Kerry is here to discuss security issues in the wake of a new ballistic missile test by North Korea and the reported execution of its defence chief. (AFP/Getty Images)
Kerry visits South Korea
Korean President Park Geun-hye and US Secretary of State John Kerry shake hands prior to a meeting at the Blue House in Seoul on May 18, 2015. Kerry is here to discuss security issues in the wake of a new ballistic missile test by North Korea and the reported execution of its defence chief. (AFP/Getty Images)