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We're always cognizant of China's influence over North Korea, and we're always encouraging it to play a more forceful role in that regard, whether it's through a more thorough implementation of the sanctions regime that exists, or through other ways, so that's a leverage that China brings to the table, and that's certainly something we want to see them take more advantage of.
The United States continues to be a steadfast ally, friend, and partner to the ROK, the US-ROK alliance will continue to be a linchpin of regional stability and security, and we will continue to meet all our alliance commitments, especially with respect to defending against the threat from North Korea.
We have made great progress towards making our posts safer since 2012, … Our implementation efforts include work to expand the corps of Diplomatic Security personnel, enhance interagency coordination to address threat information, expand the Marine Security Guard program, and accelerate projects to build and upgrade secure facilities.
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