- President Joe Biden Issues Warning to North Korea.
- Biden issued the warning after it was confirmed that North Korea tested a new missile.
- The president commented that North Korea represents his main problem in foreign policy.
The President American Joe Biden issued a warning to North Korea on Thursday after it was confirmed that it tested a new “guided” missile, which could cause a new problem in relations between the two countries.
The AP news agency reported that North Korea confirmed on Friday that it had tested a “new type” of guided missile, while President Biden warned there will be consequences if Pyongyang escalates tensions amid stalled negotiations on North Korean nuclear capacity. .
Biden’s warning to North Korea
Quoting the North Korean news agency KCNA, the AP reported that the two tactical shells fired hit their target in the Sea of Japan, off the east coast. The North Korean newspaper Rodong Sinmun posted photos on its website showing the moment when one of the missiles takes off from a launch vehicle.
According to the KCNA report cited by the AP, Ri Pyong Chol, a senior official who supervised the test, said that the development of the new weapon “is of great importance to increase the country’s military power and deter all kinds of existing military threats in the Korean peninsula ”.
North Korean missiles unleash Biden warning
According to the AP report, Japanese officials said the weapons tested Thursday were ballistic missiles that are prohibited by UN Security Council resolutions. South Korean officials mentioned that North Korea fired two more missiles on Sunday, but they were possibly cruise missiles that are not banned.
The test launches are the first major North Korean provocation since Biden took office in January. Some experts say that North Korea intends to apply pressure to the Biden government to strengthen its position in future talks, AP reported.
After warning to North Korea, Biden consults with allies
“We are consulting with our allies and partners,” Biden said Thursday at a press conference mentioned by AP. “And there will be an answer if they opt for an escalation. We will respond accordingly. But I am also willing to diplomacy in a certain way, but it has to be conditional on its ending in denuclearization, “he added.
Chain ABC News he also outlined the warning that President Biden issued against North Korea over the “homing” missile test. In addition, he indicated that the president expressed that he sees North Korea as his main problem in foreign policy and that his administration is consulting with allies and partners about the next steps that should be taken.
North Korea, a foreign policy concern
“Let me say that number one, UN Resolution 1718 was violated by those particular missiles that were tested, number one,” Biden said at his first official press conference at the White House. “We are consulting with our allies and partners and there will be answers if they decide to scale. We will respond accordingly, ”Biden emphasized, according to the ABC News review.
When asked if he agreed with former President Barack Obama’s assessment of his successor, former President Donald Trump, that North Korea was his main foreign policy concern, Biden simply answered “yes,” the aforementioned television network published.
A US government official confirmed to ABC News that North Korea had fired two ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan on Wednesday night and South Korea’s joint chiefs of staff confirmed that they were short-range missiles that traveled approximately 260. miles at an altitude of 37 miles.
AP detailed that the United States requested a meeting of the UN Security Council committee that monitors sanctions against North Korea, which is expected to take place on Friday morning behind closed doors. The committee includes representatives from the 15 nations on the council.
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