U.S., Japan, South Korea, Give North Korea Stark Warning

U.S. and its Asian allies fear possible nuclear bomb testing

  • The U.S., Japan, and South Korea warned there would be an “unparalleled” response if North Korea conducted its seventh nuclear test this year.
  • The U.S. and its Asian allies are concerned that Pyongyang could be planning to conduct nuclear bomb testing for the first time since 2017.
  • “We agreed that an unparalleled scale of response would be necessary if North Korea pushes ahead with a seventh nuclear test,”  South Korean First Vice Foreign Minister Cho Hyun-dong said while standing next to Japan’s Vice Foreign Minister Takeo Mori and U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman at a news conference.
  • The warning was issued following a series of unannounced missile tests earlier this month.