Pyongyang could conduct nuclear tests to coincide with President Biden’s visit to Asia, Washington predicts
For the first time since 2017, North Korea may return to nuclear testing before the end of the month, White House Press Secretary Jane Saki said in a press briefing on Thursday. There were predictions “Consistent with the DPRK’s recent public statement and its destabilizing activities, including the test launch of multiple intercontinental ballistic missiles.” He continued.
Pyongyang has launched 16 missiles so far this year, one of which ICBM launched in March, but has not conducted a nuclear test since September 2017.
Psaki previously reported that the US was “Observation” North Korea, for possible destabilizing action, noted that US President Joe Biden planned to visit South Korea and Japan from May 20 to May 24. Although he declined to say whether he would visit the demilitarized zone, he acknowledged that such visits “It’s a step taken by many who visit the region.”
Although Biden’s predecessor, Donald Trump, has repeatedly met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in an attempt to persuade Pyongyang to disarm, Biden has returned to the policy of previous presidents to demand a complete halt to the country’s nuclear program before considering easing sanctions.
Without any further discussion, North Korea rescinded the self-imposed suspension of long-range missile tests, which was adopted during the Trump administration as a show of honesty, although it maintained its nuclear standoff.
The DPR warned last month that it would take decisive action “Pisa” Any “Adverse” Foreign powers “As fast as possible,” The United States has vowed to continue its nuclear program at any time, ready to attack and even use such weapons. “Already” If necessary. The country is also proud of a test “New type of tactical guided weapon” To enhance its strategic nuclear weapons capabilities.
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