Seoul and Washington have repeatedly warned that Pyongyang could be on the verge of conducting another nuclear test after a series of ballistic missile launches in recent weeks.
The US, Japan and South Korea warned on Wednesday (October 26) that North Korea could lead to a nuclear test.A response of unprecedented force“Then he promises to show solidarity Multiple missile launches By the communist regime in Pyongyang.
After talks in Tokyo, the three countries’ deputy foreign ministers pledged to strengthen their deterrence in the region.
Nuclear disarmament talks
«We agreed to further strengthen cooperation (…) so that North Korea immediately ends its illegal activities and resumes denuclearization talks.said South Korean Cho Hyun-dong. “All three countries agree that if North Korea conducts its seventh nuclear test, an unprecedented response is needed.“, he told reporters.
Seoul and Washington have repeatedly warned that Pyongyang could be on the brink of another nuclear test, the first since 2017, after a series of missile launches in recent weeks.
“Dangerous” and “unstable” behavior
A missile was fired over Japan last month and North Korea has separately said it has conducted tactical nuclear drills. “All of these behaviors are dangerous and deeply disruptiveUS Assistant Secretary of State Wendy Sherman urged North KoreaAvoid further provocations».
For his part, Japan’s Deputy Foreign Minister Takeo Mori said “The intensification of North Korea’s nuclear and missile activities (…) poses a clear and serious challenge to the international community.“. All three countries agreedGiven North Korea’s denuclearization status, we must strengthen deterrence in our region“, he added.
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