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President Obama is giving South Korean President Lee Myung-bak a high-profile White House welcome a day after Congress approved a long-sought free trade agreement.
In his first public comments on a suspected plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to the U.S., President Obama said Thursday that the scheme was "part of a pattern of dangerous and reckless behavior" by Iran.
South Korean President Lee Myung-bak personally thanked Congress Thursday for ratifying a long-awaited free trade agreement between the U.S. and his country the day before, saying the deal strengthened what already was "one of the closest, most important economic relationships in the world."
A mother's love will be the closing theme for this year's Busan International Film Festival.
Hemlines were soaked and raindrops spattered tuxedos, but not even a thunderous downpour could dampen the excitement of guests flocking to perhaps the most exclusive social event on Washington's fall calendar: a White House state dinner for South Korean President Lee Myung-bak.
South Korean President Lee Myung-bak's visit to Washington this week was a welcome reminder of Seoul's centrality in America's efforts to make the world more stable. As Mr. Lee put the bilateral unity so succinctly in regards to North Korean belligerence and nuclear proliferation, "We speak with one voice."
Now that Congress approved the long-delayed free-trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama on Wednesday night, trade experts want lawmakers to harness the momentum and turn their attention to other potential deals in what is seen as a way to boost the economy and create jobs.
Hillary Rodham Clinton, secretary of state, in November's Foreign Policy magazine:
Congress passed three free-trade agreements Wednesday night with South Korea, Colombia and Panama in what is the nation's biggest trade deal since NAFTA and the first for the Obama administration, with the promise of boosting the economy through the creation of tens of thousands of jobs.