Read MoreThe United States warned Thursday that North Korea could be preparing for another nuclear test, coinciding with President Joe Biden’s visit to Asia later this month.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the prediction is “consistent with [North Korea’s] recent public statements and destabilizing actions, including the test launch of multiple intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs).”
“This would be its seventh such test. We’ve shared this information with allies and partners and are closely coordinating with them,” Psaki told reporters.
Biden is expected to visit South Korea and Japan from May 20 to May 24 for talks with their respective leaders to strengthen alliances and make clear Washington’s commitment to the security of both countries.
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