When asked what message he wanted to send to Kim Jong-un, the US president had nothing to say
When asked by a reporter if he had a message for North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, US President Joe Biden replied briefly. “Hello. DurationSunday, his last day in South Korea before heading to the Japanese leg of his Asian tour.
The message came after Biden’s confession that he would consider meeting with Kim as long as DPRK is in charge.Sincerely“And”SeriousTalks on shutting down Pyongyang’s nuclear program. The president stressed that he “Not relevantThe United States has demanded that North Korea conduct a new nuclear testNorth Korea is ready for anything.”
Despite the president’s own words, his administration is concerned that Kim is planning to launch a ballistic missile or conduct a nuclear test while the president is traveling to Asia. Although the country has not conducted a nuclear test since 2017, National Security Adviser Jack Sullivan has warned that “The real possibility“Pyongyang may begin testing the device again during or after Biden’s visit.”
The president arrived in Asia on Thursday for his first trip to the continent since being elected in 2020. After a three-day stay in South Korea, he visited the country’s Ocean Air Base, where he welcomed members of the US and South Korean military who have been assigned to monitor the situation. Nuclear threat from the north.
Biden issued a joint statement with South Korean President Yoon Sook-eol announcing that the two countries “Expand the scope and scale of joint military exercises and training in and around the Korean Peninsula“
Controversial exercises under former President Donald Trump have been postponed in an effort to improve Washington’s relations with North Korea. However, despite two widely circulated summits between US and DPRK leaders, no permanent agreement on sanctions or nuclear disarmament was reached.
Biden outlined the terms of his meeting with Kim Jong-un
Biden has returned to the more hostile attitude of his predecessors towards North Korea, and Kim has responded kindly by launching 15 ballistic missiles this year alone, warning that the DPR would only “Strong will“To continue its nuclear program but will use such weapons.”preemptivelyIncoming South Korean President Yoon similarly ran on a more gruesome platform than his predecessor, Moon Jae-in.
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