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Trump aware of impeachment in S. Korea: transition team

All Headlines 01:44 December 10, 2016

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 (Yonhap) -- U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is aware of the impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-hye, the transition team said Friday.

"The president-elect is aware of what's happening ... But that's something for the people of South Korea, not for us to weigh in on," transition team spokesman Jason Miller said at a regular conference call briefing.

It is the first reaction from the Trump team since South Korea's National Assembly impeached Park over a corruption scandal earlier in the day. The Constitutional Court has 180 days to determine whether to endorse or reject the impeachment.

Park was one of the first foreign leaders Trump has spoken to since his election.

During last month's phone conversation, Trump made a series of remarks reaffirming the alliance, such as "We are with you all the way and will not waver" and "We will be steadfast and strong with respect to working with you to protect against the instability in North Korea."

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