Republic of Korea's (South Korea) top military leaders swore today (Jul. 17) they will abide y the country's constitution and take their hands off politics.
ROK Army chief of staff Lt. Gen. Choi Yung Hi reads the written oath with one hand on the constitution book in front of acting president and prime minister Hub Chung.
Choi signs oath. cu: Choi.
vice admiral Lee Yong Woon, chief of naval operations, takes oath and affix his signature on it. cu: Adm. Lee.
prime minister Huh Chung.
cabinet members witness the oath taking.
air force chief of staff Lt. Gen. Kim Chang Kyu takes oath and affix signature. cu: Gen. Kim.
marine commandant Lt. Gen. Kim Cung Eun. -- takes oath and affix signature. cu: Gen. Kim.
military chiefs and cabinet members pose for group picture.
from left to right: Lt. Gen. Choi (army), Adm. Lee (navy), defense minister Lee Chong Chang, prime minister Huh, Lt. Gen. Kim (air force) and Lt. Gen. Kim (marines).
after oath taking, military chiesf shake hands with Huh and defense minister Lee.
written oaths signed by military chiefs.
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Background: Republic of Korea's (South Korea) top military leaders swore today (Jul. 17) they will abide y the country's constitution and take their hands off politics.
chiefs of staff of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps, namely Lt. Gen. Choi Yung Hi, Vice Admiral Lee Yong Woon, Lt. Gen. Km Chang Kyu and Lt. Gen, Kim Sung Eun took the oath during a brief -(more)