So says l'AFP:
US President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced that South Korea would host the next nuclear security summit in 2012, in an implied rebuke to North Korea over its nuclear defiance.That last paragraph... do you think? Seriously, though I see no problem with Korea giving the smug Swiss and bothersome Belgians a run for their money when it comes to diplomatic assemblies. And with that title, I'm poking just as much fun at the folks in the K-blog who get their panties in a bunch every time they see "hub" or "mecca" written somewhere.
"I am so pleased to announce that President Lee has agreed to host the next nuclear security summit in South Korea in two years," Obama said, as he opened a plenary session of global leaders at the inaugural nuclear security summit.
"This reflects South Korea's leadership regionally and globally."
President Lee Myung-Bak said that South Korea, which will likely see the award of the meeting as a diplomatic coup, would do its best "to make this summit a success."
This is also being carried by AP, Yonhap, and the Joongang Daily, among others.
[above: After being moved to the adults' table, President Lee thanked President Obama for helping make South Korea the hub of hubbery. He also asked Obama to let the Korus FTA out of its locker.]