US, Japan and South Korea warn Pyongyang against nuclear test

SpaceWar.com reports: “The United States, Japan and South Korea on Sunday vowed a ‘strong and resolute response’ if Pyongyang carried out a nuclear test.

A record-breaking recent spate of missile tests by North Korea has sent fears soaring that such a test — its seventh — may happen soon.

US President Joe Biden held talks on the crisis with allies Japan and South Korea in Phnom Penh Sunday, on the eve of a crunch meeting with Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, whom he will press to rein in North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Biden, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol issued a joint statement condemning the recent barrage, which included an intercontinental ballistic missile.

‘They reaffirm that a DPRK nuclear test would be met with a strong and resolute response from the international community,’ the statement said, using an abbreviation for North Korea’s official name…”

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