President Joe Biden will meet Prime Minister Fumio Kishida of Japan and South Korean President Yoon Suk-Yeol throughout an upcoming journey to Asia to debate methods to stem North Korea’s nuclear program, a White Home official mentioned on Wednesday.
The leaders will meet in Cambodia on Sunday, November 13, when Biden visits Asia for conferences with ASEAN and the Group of 20 industrialized nations. They are going to “tackle the continuing menace posed by the Democratic Individuals’s Republic of Korea’s illegal weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile applications,” the official mentioned, referring to North Korea by its official title.
In October, North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile farther than ever earlier than, sending it hovering over Japan for the primary time in 5 years and prompting a warning for residents there to take cowl.
It prompted Biden to name Kishida and reiterate America’s “ironclad” dedication to the protection of Japan.
South Korean and US warplanes additionally practiced bombing a goal within the Yellow Sea in response and fighter jets from america and Japan carried out joint drills over the Sea of Japan.
The official additionally famous that whereas america had been saying since Could that North Korea was making ready to renew nuclear testing for the primary time since 2017, it was not clear when it would conduct such a check.
In Could, when Biden final visited Asia, administration officers mentioned they had been within the ultimate levels of a evaluation of its coverage in the direction of North Korea and was eager to encourage higher trilateral cooperation with Seoul and Tokyo on that challenge.
North Korea has lengthy been banned from conducting nuclear checks and ballistic missile launches by the UN Safety Council, which strengthened sanctions on Pyongyang through the years to try to minimize off funding for these applications.
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