Biden concerned about N. Korea nuclear weapons

AP , Wednesday 29 Jun 2022

US President Joe Biden says he is "deeply concerned'' that North Korea might test a nuclear weapon.

Joe Biden meeting with Yoon Suk Yeol and Fumio Kishida
US President Joe Biden, center, meets with South Korea s President Yoon Suk Yeol, left, and Japan s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, right, during the NATO summit in Madrid, Wednesday, June 29, 2022. Seated behind Biden is, from left, White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin. AP

 

Biden discussed the threats from Pyongyang with Washington's Asian allies Japan and South Korea on Wednesday, on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Spain.

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said a nuclear missile test by North Korea should be met with a coordinated reaction from the three countries present at the meeting.

``I hope that response can be taken at a trilateral level,'' he said.

There were concerns that North Korea might test a missile while Biden visited South Korea and Japan last month. It ended up firing three ballistic missiles shortly after Biden left for home.

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