TOKYO, Oct 26 (Reuters) – The United States, South Korea and Japan pledged on Wednesday to step up cooperation in the face of North Korean “provocations”, saying Pyongyang’s actions posed a threat to stability in the the region.
Washington and its allies believe that North Korea could resume its nuclear tests, the first since 2017, while Pyongyang has already launched numerous ballistic missiles this year.
“South Korea, the United States and Japan have agreed that a massive response would be needed if North Korea conducts a seventh nuclear test,” South Korea’s foreign minister said during a briefing. a joint press conference organized in Tokyo following a meeting with his American and Japanese counterparts.
(Report Kiyoshi Takenaka, Hyonhee Shin and Soo-hyang Choi, written by Chang-Ran Kim; French version Camille Raynaud)