US promises ‘strongest possible deterrent’ against North Korea

Israel National News reports: “The United States and South Korea will maintain the ‘strongest possible joint deterrent’ over North Korea’s ‘escalatory actions’, the US envoy on North Korea said on Monday, according to Reuters.

US Special Representative Sung Kim and his deputy, Jung Pak, met South Korean officials, including nuclear envoy Noh Kyu-duk, after arriving in Seoul early on Monday for a five-day visit.

‘It is extremely important for the United Nations Security Council to send a clear signal to the DPRK that we will not accept its escalatory tests as normal,’ Kim was quoted as having told reporters after his talks with Noh, referring to North Korea by its official name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

‘We agreed on the need to maintain the strongest possible joint deterrent capability on the peninsula,’ he said…”

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