SEOUL, June 15 -- As state media in North Korea continued to warn of possible nuclear war, South Korean President Lee Myung-bak flew to Washington for talks with President Obama at which Lee is expected to seek a written promise of continued U.S. nuclear protection.= = = = = = =
The United States has maintained a nuclear umbrella over South Korea since the Korean War and it periodically reaffirms that protection, although not at the level of a White House statement.
Dear President Lee Myung-bak,
All treaties are hereby repudiated. The total pullout of U.S. armed forces will be complete by this time Thursday. Feel free to keep the base facilities.