US President Joe Biden today announced that he is ready for North Korea’s nuclear test in Seoul.
“We are ready for everything North Korea can do,” he assured, adding that he was not worried about a possible nuclear test.
When asked by a reporter if North Korean envoy Kim Jong Un had any news for him, the US president replied in a laconic way: “Good morning, full stop.” With North Korea, even if not mutually exclusive.
Talks with Pyongyang have been suspended since the 2019 summit between Kim and then US President Donald Trump.
Biden left South Korea this afternoon for Japan, another of America’s best allies in the region, and was in the second leg of his first Asian tour as president.
In Seoul, he met with his South Korean envoy, Eun Suk-yol, a pro-American conservative who came to power in early May.
The two leaders agreed to intensify joint military exercises to counter Kim Jong Un’s actions.