White House says N Korea could be preparing a nuclear test ahead of Biden Asia trip

14-May-2022 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM Print This Post

The Biden administration says North Korea could be preparing for a nuclear test as US President Joe Biden gets set to visit Asia later this month, White House spokesperson Jen Psaki said on Thursday.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un applauds during a photo session with students and young workers in Pyongyang, North Korea, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un applauds during a photo session with students and young workers in Pyongyang, North Korea, in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA)

Biden is expected to visit South Korea and Japan from May 20-24 and hold talks with his Korean and Japanese counterparts. Psaki said North Korea could launch a missile test as early as this month.

Psaki said Biden was also considering a visit to the Korean Demilitarised Zone, but no final decision has been made.

https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/white-house-says-north-korea-could-be-preparing-missile-test-ahead-biden-asia-2022-05-12/

 

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