The United States, South Korea and Japan agreed in high-level security talks on Friday to work together to keep up pressure on North Korea to give up its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.
North Korea fired off short-range missiles over the weekend after it denounced the U.S. for moving forward with joint military exercises with South Korea, Fox News has confirmed.
The withdrawal due to COVID-19 concerns will be the first time North Korea has missed a Summer Olympics since it boycotted Seoul in 1988 amid the Cold War.
Behind-the-scenes tension between the U.S. and North Korea burst into the open in Malaysia over the weekend, with Pyongyang accusing the southeast Asian nation of being "subservient" to Washington. The regime of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un expressed outrage over Malaysia's extradition to the U.S. of a North Korean man
President Joe Biden on Thursday tagged North Korea as the worst foreign policy threat facing the U.S., an assessment delivered as the hermit nation ramps up its missile tests.
The test was the first by Pyongyang since President Biden took office in January, and it came after the country accused the United States of raising “a stink” on the Korean Peninsula.
The administration is conducting a review of the U.S.-North Korea relationship, and says it won't be easily provoked.
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga of Japan said the test “threatens the peace and security of Japan and the region, and is a violation of United Nations resolutions.”