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Blinken says U.S. weighs stress, diplomatic choices on North Korea By Reuters


© Reuters. International and Protection Ministerial assembly between South Korea and U.S. on the International Ministry in Seoul

By Humeyra Pamuk and Hyonhee Shin

SEOUL (Reuters) – Each stress and diplomatic choices are on the desk for coping with North Korea, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken stated on Thursday, hours after a senior North Korean diplomat rejected any talks till Washington modified its insurance policies.

Blinken advised a joint briefing with South Korean officers in Seoul that the administration of President Joe Biden would full its assessment of North Korea coverage within the subsequent few weeks in shut session with its allies.

Each stress and diplomatic choices had been being thought-about, he added, however declined to elaborate when requested what strategy the USA would take after the assessment.

The feedback got here hours after North Korean official Choe Son Hui referred to as the Biden administration’s makes an attempt to contact Pyongyang a “low cost trick”, within the North’s first public assertion on the matter.

Blinken was making his first go to to South Korea as secretary of state, alongside U.S. Secretary of Protection Lloyd Austin.

They issued a joint assertion with their South Korean counterparts, International Minister Chung Eui-yong and Protection Minister Suh Wook, vowing to work collectively on regional points from local weather change and the coronavirus pandemic to commerce and North Korea.

“The ministers and secretaries emphasised that North Korean nuclear and ballistic missile points are a precedence for the alliance, and reaffirmed a shared dedication to handle and resolve these points,” they stated within the assertion.

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