Biden and South Korea’s Yoon toast ‘ironclad’ alliance

STORY: Yoon and South Korean first lady Kim Keon-Hee joined the Bidens at a state dinner in the East Room of the White House, after the second day of Yoon's April 24-29 state visit.

'"The alliance will not only ensure the security and prosperity of both countries but also contribute to the peace and security in the Indo-Pacific and of the world," said Yoon.

The trip marks the first state visit to the United States by a South Korean leader since 2011.

Earlier in the day, Biden announced an agreement with South Korea that will give the key U.S. ally - for the first time - a bigger role in nuclear weapons planning over any conflict with North Korea.

The announcement, which included a renewed pledge by Seoul not to pursue a nuclear bomb of its own, emerged from talks between Biden and Yoon that covered issues including North Korea, semiconductor chips and trade, and the Ukraine war.