May 20, 2024

America has warned North Korea that any nuclear assault towards the nation or its allies “is unacceptable and can end result in the long run of the (Kim Jong) Un regime,” a joint US-South Korean assertion stated on Saturday.

“The US aspect reiterated that any nuclear assault by the DPRK towards the ROK shall be met with a swift, overwhelming, and decisive response,” the assertion stated.

Nuclear deterrence talks

The second US-Republic of Korea Nuclear Consultative Group (NCG) convened in Washington on Friday for talks on nuclear deterrence as a part of a dedication by the 2 international locations to share extra perception into planning within the occasion of battle with North Korea. Pyongyang has developed and examined a spread of ballistic missiles that may attain targets in South Korea, Japan and the US mainland.

Hwasong-18 intercontinental ballistic missile is launched from an undisclosed location in North Korea on this picture launched by North Korea’s Korean Central Information Company on July 13, 2023. (credit score: KNCA/REUTERS)

Kim Tae-hyo, South Korea’s deputy nationwide safety adviser stated on Friday that North Korea might test-launch an intercontinental ballistic missile this month, which was thought of a nuclear menace no matter its vary as a result of it may carry a nuclear warhead.

The third NCG shall be convened in Korea subsequent summer time.

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