North Korea responded to the visits of US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Secretary of State Antony Blinken to Japan and South Korea.
The US officials, who made a teleconference statement to journalists at the White House and did not want their names to be disclosed, confirmed the news in the media that they determined that North Korea has conducted several short-range missile tests.
Officials stated that cruise missile-type missiles are not under the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolutions to deter North Korea from its nuclear weapons program.
US officials did not provide any further details regarding the tests in question.
DIPLOMACY BETWEEN WASHINGTON AND PYONGYANG
Asked whether this step closes the diplomacy door between Washington and Pyongyang, one of the officials said, “We don’t think this is an activity that closes the doors.” gave the answer.
These tests are important as they are the first missiles launched by North Korea after US President Joe Biden took office.
It is also rumored that Pyongyang gave the message with these tests that the Biden administration did not consider the proposal to solve the nuclear problem in the Korean Peninsula through diplomatic negotiations.
The Biden administration allegedly consulted with the officials of former President Donald Trump while reviewing US policy towards North Korea.
Kim Yo Jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, made a statement right before Austin and Blinken’s visit to Asia, saying, “If the US wants to sleep comfortably in its bed, avoid smelling it.” threatened.