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News ID: 108269
Publish Date : 26 October 2022 - 21:37
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TOKYO (Dispatches) —The U.S., South Korea, and Japan on Wednesday warned North Korea that it would face an “unparalleled” response should it test another nuclear weapon.
Their statement comes amid heightened tensions around the Korean Peninsula and long-running concerns in the U.S. administration that Pyongyang may conduct another atomic test.
Speaking at a joint press conference in Tokyo, Cho Hyun-dong, South Korea’s first vice foreign minister, stated that the three allies had “agreed that an unparalleled scale of response would be necessary if North Korea pushes ahead with a seventh nuclear test.” The official delivered his remarks after meeting with Japanese Vice Foreign Minister Takeo Mori and U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman.
The new threats came after Sherman promised on Tuesday that the U.S. would use its full military might, including nuclear weapons, against North Korea.
North Korea insists that its nuclear arsenal is intended only for self-defense and that its recent ballistic missile launches came in response to large-scale military exercises by the U.S. and South Korea. Kim Jong-un, the nation’s leader, also warned that “irresponsible aggravation of the situation by the U.S. and South Korean regimes” would trigger an even stronger response from Pyongyang.

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