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U.S., South Korea warn of swift reply if North Korea conducts nuclear test

SpaceWar.com reports: “The United States and South Korea warned Monday of a swift response if North Korea conducts a nuclear test, including US military ‘adjustments,’ but again offered talks as a way out.

The two allies say that North Korea could at any time test its first nuclear weapon since 2017, after months of escalating tensions including missile tests and Pyongyang’s rebuffing of overtures from President Joe Biden’s administration.

Meeting his South Korean counterpart, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that the United States was working with allies in Tokyo and Seoul ‘to be able to respond quickly should the North Koreans proceed with such a test.’

‘And we are prepared to make both short- and longer-term adjustments to our military posture as appropriate,’ he said…”

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