“Santa Claus appears”…Holland unveils Santa makeup + perfect Christmas gift

“Manchester City goaltender Erling Holland dressed as Santa Claus and showed off his perfect Christmas present,” the British media outlet “Goal Dotcom” reported on the 25th (Korean time).

Holland is a typical catcher style striker. He shows various patterns of creating space, such as working diligently to crack the opponent’s defense in off-the-ball situations by utilizing his outstanding physical strength, then line breaking in at the final pass timing of his teammate, penetrating into the gap between the center back and the full back, or being completely out, before unexpectedly hitting the inside. 토토사이트 추천

He also has tremendous goal-getting ability as a catcher. With his left foot mainly on his left foot, he has strong shooting power and is good at kicking into the corner, so it’s really hard for the keepers to block him. He’s also quite fast. He has a similar speed to a winger, so he has a hard time stopping his opponent when defenders give him some back space.

Holland, who has established himself as the world’s best striker since joining Manchester City, proved his scoring ability in Dortmund and Salzburg was no coincidence, and proved his position by finishing second behind Lionel Messi, the winner of the 2023 Ballon d’Or.

Holland did the same when he made the treble last season, and he is trying to achieve the same goal for the 2023/24 season. Holland, who scored an incredible 52 goals in every tournament last season, has 14 goals in 15 league games this season as well.

Holland, who is currently injured and in good condition, dressed as Santa Claus for Christmas and showed off his first ever Champions League trophy to greet the Christmas season.

He posted a picture of himself dressed as Santa Claus and holding the Champions League trophy, along with the caption, “Ho-Ho Christmas is here. Hope you enjoy it with your loved ones.”

Manchester City won its fifth title this season by defeating Brazilian powerhouse Fluminense 4-0 in the recent Club World Cup final. Holland missed the Club World Cup due to an injury, but is training hard to have a comeback match against Everton on the 28th (Korea time).


Son Heung-min’s corner + Mitoma center ‘Smile’…EPL, with stars, “Merry Christmas!”

The English Premier League, a global soccer league, celebrated Christmas with top stars in the league, including Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur). The Premier League sent a Christmas message to its fans on its official SNS account on the 25th (Korea time), saying, “This is the most wonderful time of the year. I hope you all have a great day.”

The Premier League, which sent a Christmas message on Dec. 25, posted a photo of star players currently in the league having snowball fights. A total of seven players were selected as models, one of which was Son Heung-min, the best soccer star in South Korea and Tottenham.

Son was placed in the right corner with a muffler, Tottenham’s team color consisting of white and navy, around his neck. Fans instantly recognized that he was Son after watching the “click ceremony.”

Starting in 2020, Son displayed the so-called “click ceremony” in which he made a square with his thumb and index finger to take pictures whenever he scored a goal. This unique ceremony has become a goal celebration, which is now Son’s trademark.

“I’ve been thinking about a special ceremony for a year,” Son said in an interview with Sky Sports in the U.K. in 2021. “If I score a goal, it becomes a good memory. I wanted to keep it in my heart, so I did the ‘camera’ ceremony.” 온라인카지노사이트

While Son Heung-min was selected as the model for Tottenham, Manchester City midfielder Jack Grealish was selected at the front of the picture. Liverpool ace Mohamed Salah threw an eye next to Grealish. The Premier League then placed a crown on Salah’s head, conscious of his nickname “King Pharaoh.”

The snowboarder, located in the middle, was presumed to be Brighton and Hobie Albion charge commander Kaoru Mitoma through a muffler made of white and sky blue and a face believed to be Asian.

Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn plays the so-called “batman ceremony” on the left side of Mitoma. McGinn described it as the goggle ceremony. He said his nephew had to wear goggles to play soccer due to his poor eyesight, and whenever he scored a goal, he performed a special goal celebration to cheer his nephew on.

The player wearing the red coat between Son and Mitoma is Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard. Fans could tell who he was after watching his basketball ceremony, just like Son and McGinn. The last player to block a snowball while flying in front of the net was Manchester United goalie Andre Onana.

This season, Onana is one of the players who has been criticized for his anxious appearance, but according to Football Statistics magazine Foot Mob, he is the top goalkeeper in the Premier League with six clean sheets this season. His defense rate also reached 74.7%, the second highest after Liverpool’s World Class goalkeeper Alisson Becker (79.4%).

While the Premier League sent Christmas messages through the league’s representative players, Son Heung-min fired a run-scoring shot on Christmas Eve in Korean time, sending a wild crowd of local soccer fans.

Son Heung-min started the Premier League’s 18th round home game against Everton on the 24th and scored his 11th goal of the season to lead the team to a new 2-1 victory. Tottenham, who led the way with Hisharlisson’s first goal in the 9th minute, took the lead with Son Heung-min’s additional goal in the 18th minute. Although he allowed a comeback in the second half, he managed to find three points while keeping the lead.

Having had a great day, Son sent a message to his fans through SNS after the game. “It’s a big three points that we needed a great fight from all the clubs, and we’re moving to Thursday (29th),” he said. “I hope everyone has a fun and happy Christmas and a happy holiday with their loved ones,” wishing everyone a happy Christmas.


Tottenham’s nine-year dedication center back, who was blatantly shunned…After all, if you’re sure to sell it in January

British media ‘Express’ reported on the 26th (Korea Standard Time) that Tottenham manager Engie Postecoglou has decided on a player to send in January. Dyer has effectively been abandoned under Postecoglou. The Express said that Dyer, who has been out of interest, is expected to leave the team after nine and a half seasons at Tottenham. Dyer has become clear that he does not fit with Postecoglou’s style of putting strong forward pressure.

Dyer first joined Tottenham in 2014. Mauricio Pochettino fully supported Dyer at the time. He established himself at Tottenham as a key member of the generational shift. His predecessor Antonio Conte also appointed Dyer. However, Dyer lost ground as Postecoglou took the helm. Unlike previous coaches who focused on defense, Postecoglou raised his line as much as possible. With more space behind the defense, players who could not back up quickly fell behind in the competition. Speed was Dyer’s fatal weakness. 사설 토토사이트

Postecoglou selected Christian Romero and new face Mickey Vanderben as the starting center backs. With Romero suspended and Vanderben injured, Dyer seemed to have a chance. Postecoglou chose full-backs Emirsong Royal and Ben Davies as the center defenders for Dyer, who was fine. This was like notifying Dyer to leave the team.

“If you can’t play as a starting member of the first team at that age, you have to leave,” soccer expert Stuart Pierce said of Dyer. Postecoglou must have made up his mind. Tottenham uses forward pressure tactics that expose its rear side a lot. It is time to use a manic player. Dyer said, “Now is a good time to move.” The Express said Dyer appeared in 49 matches as a member of the English national team. He can play as a central midfielder as well as defend himself. Fenerbahce of Turkey expressed his interest in Dyer.


It wasn’t Kim Sun-bin’s FA contract nor the recruitment of foreign pitchers…KIA’s year-end gift is this man, and this winter is “inner room.”

Kia faces two of the most urgent tasks at the end of the year. It needs internal FA Kim Sun-bin to sign a remaining contract and recruit two foreign pitchers. Kim and Kim have been engaged in marathon negotiations. They agreed to stay in the team under a broad framework, but some of the detailed provisions seem to be inappropriate.

Some even say that recruiting two new foreign pitchers while keeping the current 1 million dollar rule and 4 million dollar rule for three new foreign pitchers is a “picking the stars in the sky.” Most teams have joined hands with foreigners again by crying out for nothing. How many teams have renewed their contracts because they 100% like the current foreign market.

There is a good chance that Kim Sun-bin will remain and two new foreign pitchers will be recruited to the beginning of the year. In particular, the U.S. is on vacation at the end of the year and the beginning of the year. In the end, there was no Christmas gift that KIA fans were most looking forward to. There is a time of 31st in January, so you can wait.

However, Kia is certain to have presents for itself. Recently, Kia appointed Takeshi Nakamura, its catcher and instructor, as its battery coach for the 2024 season. In fact, the team is familiar with Kia. He served as a battery coach for the first and second tier teams from 2015 to 2018. It was during the Kim Ki-tae administration. 바카라사이트

Takeshi left KIA in 2019 as he became battery coach for the Junichi Dragons in the Japanese pro baseball league. He had no choice but to let Kia go as well. Then, he formed relationship after a long time at the Okinawa wrap-up camp and invited him as an instructor.

In the end, Kia has decided to re-sign Takeshi by announcing the confirmation of its coaching staff in the first division of the 2024 season twice. He still knows the KIA catchers well, and he knows the KBO League well. In addition, by returning the existing battery coach Kim Sang-hoon as a power analysis coach, he will be able to see the effect of reinforcing the part in question. Perhaps, the effect will be greater than that of recruiting just one player.

KIA just got out of the catcher’s race. This is because it secured a solid key player, Kim Tae-gun, for three years. In this season, Han Jun-su has been outperforming expectations. Lee Sang-joon, the highest school graduate, has come, and Kwon Hyuk-kyung has also been discharged from the military. Han Seung-taek and Joo Hyo-sang are also close to giving up. They are breathtaking in terms of quantity.

However, this is not a time to feel secure. Having signed a three-year contract worth 2.5 billion won (2.5 million U.S. dollars) with Kim, Shim Jae-hak said that his team will become healthy only when younger catchers threaten Kim’s position in the final 2026 season. We need to take a long-term approach to developing a key catcher in the future. His assistant is Takeshi. The Canberra spring camp in February is a new start.


Tottenham’s malicious inventory MF → transfer fee, which is 22 billion more expensive than Madison, cannot be recovered

British media outlet GiveMisport said on the 25th (Korea Standard Time), “Tottenham will have difficulty securing Ndombele transfer fee,” adding, “Galatasaray plans to end Ndombele’s lease early ahead of the January transfer market. Galatasaray said he plans to discuss with Tottenham to exclude Ndombele from the squad after being eliminated from the group stage of the UEFA Champions League.” The media said, “Ndombele ordered a hamburger at his team’s lodging after losing the UEFA Champions League game against Bayern Munich in October, and he was criticized for failing to manage his weight.”

In addition, “Tottenham is looking for a club that wants to recruit Ndombele and is preparing for a significant loss of transfer fee.” “Tottenham is not considering the early termination of his contract with Ndombele,” he said. “It will be difficult for Tottenham to earn Ndombele transfer fee revenue.” Ndombele, who has about a year left on his contract with Tottenham, is set to move to his last transfer window. Galatasaray added that he has the option to fully recruit Ndombele, but he will not recruit Ndombele. 온라인경마

Tottenham recruited Ndombele, who played for Lyon, in 2019. At the time, Tottenham paid 62 million euros (about 89 billion won), the club’s highest transfer fee ever, and the record for Tottenham’s highest transfer fee has yet to be broken. Madison acquired by Tottenham ahead of this season is known to be 46.3 million euros (about 66.4 billion won).

Ndombele was a midfielder recruited by Tottenham with high expectations, but he played a disappointing role at Tottenham. Ndombele was loaned to his club Lyon before the 2021-22 season and was loaned to Napoli last season to play a leading role in Serie A. Ndombele was impressive on the Serie A stage, but Tottenham sent Ndombele on loan to Galatasaray this season. Tottenham classified Ndombele as an out-of-strength player and sought a full transfer after signing Galatasaray, but Galatasaray is expected to send Ndombele back to Tottenham. Tottenham’s contract with Ndombele is about to expire, but it is not easy to dispose of Ndombele.


“I feel like I’m done” …Is Man City the ‘World’s Best Master’ Leaving?…a parting remark

Manchester City beat Fluminensee 4-0 in the final match of the FIFA Club World Cup in the 2023-24 season held at King Abdullah Stadium in Buraida, Saudi Arabia, at 3 a.m. on Sunday (Korea time). With the victory, City will lift its first Club World Cup trophy in the club’s history.

As expected, Manchester City played a dominant game. In the first minute of the first half, Rico Lewis’ shot was blocked by the goalkeeper, but Julián Álvarez finished the ball flowing out and scored the first goal. Then, in the 26th minute of the first half, the opponent’s defense’s own goal completed the score of 2-0.

Manchester City continued its offensive in the second half. Phil Foden, who was passed by Rodri, scored a goal in the 27th minute of the second half, followed by Álvarez Jr. who scored multiple goals to complete the game 4-0. “From day one, all the players, from Vincent Kompany to Kyle Walker, helped us win the title,” Guardiola said in an interview after the match. 슬롯머신

Guardiola also drew much attention as he hinted at his departure from Manchester City during the interview. “We won all the titles, and there was nothing to win anymore. Also, I felt it was over. Christmas is coming, so buy another book and start rewriting it. The last eight years are over.”

As a manager who joined the club ahead of the 2016-17 season, Guardiola has elevated the club to one of the best in Europe along with numerous trophies over the past seven years. Under Guardiola, Manchester City won five Premier League titles, two FA Cups, four EFL Cups, and one UEFA Champions League title. Notably, he made a historic treble last season, proving himself to be the world’s best mastermind.

However, rumors of a sudden departure emerged during this season. Football 365 said in October, “According to a reporter who is very close to Guardiola, he and the coaching staff will leave Manchester City in 2025. While Manchester City is afraid of a change in the cycle, Guardiola is on the verge of termination.” Guardiola’s contract will remain in effect until June 2025. If Guardiola leaves Manchester City, it is expected that there will be a knock-on effect on top European clubs.


Poor Kim Min-jae became the world’s best center back after overcoming the harsh controversy…München legend’s ‘cutting off’ scapegoats

The global sports media “SportsKida” announced on the 24th (Korea Standard Time) that Kim Min-jae was the top among the five centerbacks that showed the best performance of the year. However, Munich legend Matheus turned a blind eye to Kim Min-jae. He was not included in the best 11 players in the first half of the Bundesliga in the 2023-2024 season. First of all, SportsKida explained that Kim Min-jae was named the world’s best center back this year because he contributed greatly to his club’s 33-year victory in Serie A Naples, Italy, in the 2022-2023 season before moving to Munich this season.

“Kim Min-jae is calm and skilled beyond physical,” he said. “Since moving to Munich, he has continued to play as a starting member. He boasts superior ability to defend the rear line. He also has leadership.” After Kim, Hoobeng Diaz of Manchester City ranks second as the center back. He helped Manchester City win three gold medals last season. David Alaba (Real Madrid) ranks third, William Saliba (Anal) ranks fourth, and Virgil van Dijk (Riverpool) ranks fifth. 스포츠토토

In Naples, Kim Min-jae was honored with the Serie A Secretariat’s Player of the Month award in September last year and the Italian Footballer’s Association’s Player of the Month award in October last year for his consistent performances. Kim Min-jae was also “officially” recognized for his performance. In June, Italy’s Serie A named Kim Min-jae as Serie A’s best defender for the 2022-2023 season. It was the first time that the Serie A’s best defender award, which was first established in the 2018-2019 season, went to a winning team member. In addition, Kim Min-jae was the first Asian player to receive the award.

With his performance in Naples, Kim signed a five-year contract with Munich, a prestigious German club, in July. He has been playing as a starting player for Munich this season. Kim, who had been playing as a starting player, scored his Bundesliga debut goal in the 15th round home game against Stuttgart on the 18th. Kim, who started with Dayo Upamecano in the match against Stuttgart (3-0 win), led his team to victory by banking on his outstanding performance in offense and defense.

From the beginning, Kim repeatedly blocked Stuttgart’s attacks, showing off its solidarity. He blocked Dennis Undab’s shot in the box in the ninth minute with a hand-to-hand defense, and his opponent’s counterattack attempt in the 19th minute of the first half was also blocked quickly. A minute later, he cut the ball well over the center line with strong pressure. He also shook the net. Aleksandar Pavlovic scored a free kick in the 24th minute of the first half, and Kim finished with a header. Unfortunately, however, the offside was declared due to a VAR defect. Some cameras were broken and the team failed to check whether it was offside or not.

Kim dominated the air even in attack. He scored Pavlovic’s free kick in the 10th minute of the second half when Harry Kane connected it with his header again. After the match, the Bundesliga’s official website recognized it with Kim’s help. It was his first point of attack in Munich. However, a day later (19th), Kim’s “help” record was gone. It seems that the score has been corrected. After playing like a assist, Kim even scored his debut goal in Munich. Kim jumped into a corner kick from Pavlovic in the 18th minute of the second half and put his head on it, and the ball deflected off the defense and into the goal. The goal was created by overcoming unfair goal cancellation due to VAR defects. Fans filled the Allianz Arena with chants of “Kim.”

The ball stopped in front of Kim Min-jae. He cut off the opponent’s pass with a quick tackle at 22 minutes into the second half, and blocked the forward pass moments later by reading Seru Girashi’s move in advance. Stuttgart had a chance with Girashi, who ranks second in the Bundesliga with 16 goals in total, and Undab, who has eight goals in the league. However, it failed to display any momentum in front of the “iron wall” Kim Min-jae. Neither Girashi nor Undab even had a shot on goal.

It was Kim Min-jae who received the most spotlight after the game. Kim was flying around the clock with one goal, a 93% pass success rate (39/42), one dribble success, one long pass, one tackle success, six interceptions, and six ball ownership recoveries during the 90 minutes. Footmob, a soccer statistics medium, gave Kim an 8.6 rating. The Sofa Score gave Kim the highest score of any player on the two teams with 8.2 points.

All German media gave Kim one point, the highest rating. “Kicker” and “Bild,” who had always scored, both scored the best player of the game. After the game, soccer statistics company “Huskerud Dotcom” also picked Kim as the best 11 players in the first half of the Bundesliga on the 22nd. He earned an average score of 7.14 points in 15 league matches, ranking one of the three backs along with O’Dillon Kosunu and Ta (Reberkusen, 7.01 points). On the 19th, Kim was also informed by the Bundesliga secretariat that he was selected as the best 11 players in the 15th round. He secured a defensive position on the 3-5-2 formation list.

Matheus announced the list of the 11 best players in the first half of the Bundesliga through “Sky Sports Germany” on Wednesday, and instead of Kim Min-jae, he has been named as Bayer Leverkusen’s defense team. Alejandro Grimaldo, Edmond Topsova, Yonatantha, and Jeremy Frimpong, who are guarding Leverkusen, have been named in the list of the 11 best players in the first half of the year by Matheus. Two Leverkusen players are also included in the midfield. Matheus has midfielders consisting of Ezekiel Palacios and Florian Birz (Leverkusen), Xavi Simmons (Lifchich) and Leroy Zane (Munich), while frontline strikers Seru Giraci (Stuttgart) and Harry Kane (Munich) have been selected. Gregor Covel (Dortund) has been chosen by Matheus as the goalkeeper.

Of the 11 players, six were Leverkusen players, while Kane and you were the only two from Munich. It is a roster that somewhat nods its head. Leverkusen is the lone lead in the league with 13 wins and three draws in 16 matches. It is the only undefeated team in the top five European leagues. Munich, on the other hand, has performed well with 12 wins, two draws and one loss in 15 matches, but is four points behind Leverkusen in one more match. Even so, Kim’s elimination leaves some regrets. Kim consistently defended Munich’s defense even as partners Upamecano and The Licht were alternately injured. In addition, considering the lack of a professional defensive midfielder, he deserves a higher score. However, he was ignored.

Kim Min-jae also played better than Leverkusen’s Topsoba and Ta. Munich played one less league game than Leverkusen, but Kim Min-jae played more. Kim played 1903 minutes in 22 matches, while Topsoba played 1,705 minutes in 22 matches, out of all competitions. This demonstrates how important Kim Min-jae plays in Munich. Mateusz also sharpened his lead over Kim last month. “Kim Min-jae is not as outstanding as we expected yet. He has to get used to the Bundesliga first,” he said. “Considering the great honors he has accumulated in Italy, he has yet to meet my expectations.” However, Kim has since become a “debut goal” to evaporate such criticism. Mateusz also appeared to refrain from criticizing Kim and excluded him from the best 11 players in the first half of the year.


Caretaker coach optimistic about Korea’s future after World Cup qualifier victory

Korean players celebrate their 3-0 win over Thailand in the teams' Group C match in the second round of the Asian World Cup qualification tournament at Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok, March 26. Yonhap

With his work as caretaker boss for Korea finished with a win over Thailand in a World Cup qualifier Tuesday night in Bangkok, Hwang Sun-hong said he sees a bright future for the senior men’s national team.In Hwang’s second and final match as interim coach, Korea beat Thailand 3-0 in their Group C match in the second round of the Asian qualification for the 2026 FIFA World Cup. Lee Jae-sung, Son Heung-min and Park Jin-seop had a goal apiece at Rajamangala Stadium.Korea, ranked 22nd, were held to a 1-1 draw by 101st-ranked Thailand last Thursday in Seoul, and had a nice bounceback performance away from home.”Thailand deserve respect. But as we were preparing for this match, we tried to find our own balance and rhythm, rather than worry about our opponent,” Hwang said. “I think we came away with such a good result because we executed our plans. And I think the national team will get better from here.”

Hwang coaches the under-23 men’s team trying to qualify for the Paris Olympics this summer. But the Korea Football Association (KFA) appointed Hwang as the temporary coach for the senior side in these two March matches after it fired Jurgen Klinsmann in light of Korea’s failure to win the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup last month. Instead of rushing to find a full-time replacement for Klinsmann, the KFA asked Hwang to hold the fort for a couple of weeks. “This was a difficult match, and the players came together as one and had a great desire to pull out this win,” Hwang said. “We couldn’t have won this match without the players’ drive and determination.”

Hwang said his short tenure was fraught with challenges, including playing the first match after just one day of training with the whole team and trying to get players coming in from Europe on the same page with those based in Korea.”These players all have talent, and the key was to make them feel comfortable on the pitch,” Hwang said. “I am grateful for all the hard work put in by the players, coaches and national team staff.”Hwang can now turn to his day job, with the AFC U-23 Asian Cup, which doubles as the Asian Olympic qualification, kicking off on April 15 in Qatar. The top three teams from that event will punch their tickets to Paris.”I feel like I still have long ways to go as coach. I am just trying to do the best I can,” Hwang said. “I will now put an end to my work with the senior team and rejoin the U-23 team. I will try to bring home good results from the Olympic qualifying 메이저 tournament.” 


Hanmi family feud reaches peak ahead of vote showdown for merger with OCI

Hanmi Science Vice Chairwoman Lim Ju-hyun speaks during a press conference at the company headquarters in Seoul, Monday. Yonhap

The Hanmi Pharmaceutical Group chairwoman and her daughter, who seek to merge the drug developer with OCI Group, a local chemical company, were neck and neck with their opponents, led by the chairwoman’s two sons, until moments before Thursday’s merger showdown, according to industry officials, Wednesday.Up until Wednesday, the two women and their supporters collectively held a 42.66 percent stake in Hanmi Science, the pharmaceutical firm’s holding company, while their opponents owned a 40.57 percent stake. As a result, minority shareholders with a combined 21 percent stake have been allowed to determine the fate of the merger at the annual general meeting of shareholders on Thursday.The family feud broke out after Hanmi and OCI announced in January that they would merge via OCI Holdings’s acquisition of a 27 percent stake in Hanmi Science and the Hanmi owner family’s acquisition of a 10.4 percent stake in the holding company of OCI Group. Both business groups explained at that time that their merger would enhance their competitiveness in the global health care market.

However, Hanmi Chairwoman Song Young-sook’s two sons – Lim Jong-yoon and Jong-hoon – opposed their mother, who is the wife of late founder Lim Sung-ki, who died in 2020. The Lim brothers, both of whom were dismissed on Monday from their posts as Hanmi Pharmaceutical presidents, even took legal action to put the brakes on the planned merger.Amid the intensifying dispute, proxy advisers here and overseas were divided about whether Hanmi Science’s shareholders should support director nominees recommended by the chairwoman or those recommended by her sons.

Until last Saturday, the brothers were expected to defeat their mother and sister, as they won support from Hanyang Precision CEO Shin Dong-kuk, the late founder’s friend who holds a 12.25 percent stake in Hanmi Science.On Tuesday, however, the Suwon District Court rejected an injunction request filed by the Lim brothers to prevent Hanmi Science from issuing new shares, which OCI Holdings will buy for the merger. The National Pension Service, which owns a 7.66 percent stake in Hanmi Science, also decided the same day to side with the chairwoman and her daughter, Lim Ju-hyun, who was promoted to Hanmi Science vice chairwoman from president on Wednesday.The Lim brothers appealed against the court decision and claimed that they had limited opportunities to convince shareholders. They also denied their mother’s claim that they have tried to sell their shares at higher prices to pay inheritance taxes, rather than protecting the pharmaceutical firm.However, the chairwoman emphasized that her daughter is the only successor to the late founder, claiming that her sons have refused to work together to raise money to pay inheritance 슬롯게이밍 taxes.


Top brass of S. Korea, US, Japan discuss security cooperation against NK threats

JCS Chairman Adm. Kim Myung-soo answers questions at a hearing at the National Assembly in Seoul, in this Nov. 15, 2023 file photo. Korea Times photo by Koh Young-kwon

South Korea’s top military officer on Thursday held video talks with his U.S. and Japanese counterparts to discuss trilateral efforts for security cooperation to counter North Korean military threats, Seoul’s military said.The talks among Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) Chairman Adm. Kim Myung-soo, and his U.S. and Japanese counterparts, Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. and Gen. Yoshihide Yoshida, respectively, took place amid concerns over Pyongyang’s continued weapons tests this year.Last week, the North claimed to have staged a ground engine test for a new intermediate-range hypersonic missile, after test-firing a purported solid-fuel hypersonic intermediate-range ballistic missile in January.

“(The three sides) agreed that the DPRK’s provocative actions including nuclear and missile developments reflect the importance of increasing the depth, scale, and scope of trilateral cooperation,” the JCS said in an English-language release.DPRK stands for the North’s official name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

The three sides noted the efforts under way to bolster security cooperation, such as launching a system to share North Korean missile warning data in real time and establishing a multiyear plan for trilateral military drills last December, the JCS said.Brown also reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to defending South Korea and Japan, and the three recognized that trilateral cooperation helps ensure peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula, in the Indo-Pacific and beyond, according to the JCS.The three 카지노사이트킹 sides are set to hold their regular in-person meeting this summer.