Biden confirms both countries face “threats from North Korea”
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us President, Joe Bidenhas said that he and his South Korean counterpart, eun suk-yolThe summit held in SAIL committed itself to continue to strengthen the “preventive posture” on the peninsula in the face of “threats”. North Korea,
Biden Said that the two discussed various regional security issues “including dealing with threats posed by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (the official name of the Republic of Korea). North Korea) by further strengthening our deterrent posture and working towards the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.”
North Korea Has shown no interest in resuming disarmament talks despite repeated offers over the past two years EE.U.U. And, after approving a plan to modernize weapons last year, it has launched a record number of missiles this year and is set to conduct its first nuclear test since 2017.
For his part, Yoon said it had “nuclear and missile capabilities”. North Korea They move forward every day”, that the two leaders share “a deep concern about this” and that is why they have agreed to deploy “US strategic assets” on the peninsula without adding specific details.
The President of South Korea said that both have also agreed that the military exercises of the two countries, which North Korea In the face of Pyongyang’s weapons advances considers an invasion of its territory a test, “should they be extended”.
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Biden He also spoke of the shared mission of the two allies to “defend democratic values and the rule of law” and thanked South Korean support “for the people”. Ukraine“, emphasizing that “the Russian aggression is an attack on democracy, sovereignty and territorial integrity.”
Mandatory American He also said that he and Yun again stressed the need to promote “stability in the Taiwan Straits and freedom of navigation, including the South China Sea”.
Biden He has highlighted analyzes that point to the US growing more than China this year, warning that “it is never a good idea to bet against the US.” and again underlined the importance of strengthening the supply chain, which is one of the key points in the renter’s journey white House an Asia.
The two leaders pledged to cooperate through the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF), an initiative to strengthen commercial ties between USA and Asia Many saw it as an attempt to sideline Beijing.
Many critics also believe that it offers no real incentive to actually reach the US market and continues on the protectionist lines of its predecessor. BidenDonald Trump.
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