N Korea warns US not to 'cause a stink' before Seoul meeting

N Korea warns US not to 'cause a stink' before Seoul meeting

The two officials, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin were due to visit South Korea for similar talks from Wednesday.

The U.S. has not made it clear if Pyongyang's response will impact the North Korea policy review expected to be revealed in the coming weeks.

He insisted discussions about arming South Korea and Japan with nuclear weapons will leave China with no choice but to help with their denuclearization efforts.

"My sense is that, given this very strong reaction from Japan and the US, China may quieten down a little and attempt to use its power to draw in more developing countries to its own side in this developing confrontation", Ito said.

But Blinken sounded non-committal in his remarks to Tokyo-based US diplomats, saying the summer Games "involve planning for several different scenarios", and adding that "whenever and however, Team USA ends up competing, it will be because of you".

Blinken accused the military in Myanmar of "attempting to overturn the results of a democratic election", saying it was "brutally repressing peaceful protesters".

Kim Yo-jong, the powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, criticized US and South Korean joint military exercises underway in South Korea.

Chabot also noted many would likely oppose the idea of nuclearizing U.S. allies that would violate the worldwide nonproliferation regime, but insisted it may be the only way to move China to put more pressure on North Korea to denuclearize.

In an op-ed in the New York Times in 2018, Blinken, then a managing director of the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement, argued that the best deal the US could reach with North Korea "more than likely will look like what Barack Obama achieved with Iran".

She also said the North would consider abandoning a 2018 bilateral agreement on reducing military tensions and abolish a decades-old ruling party unit tasked to handle inter-Korean relations if it no longer had to cooperate with the South.

In remarks on state media, Kim Yo-jong criticised the US and South Korea for conducting joint military exercises.

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Choe said USA attempts to contact North Korea included emails and telephone messages via various channels.

North Korean state media has yet to acknowledge Joe Biden is now the American President, having been inaugurated in January.

A USA response would vary depending on what, exactly, Pyongyang tested.

The joint statement issued on Tuesday specifically references the "importance of peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait", though Austin declined to comment on whether he agreed with a recent United States assessment that China could invade the island within six years.

"Politically, you don't want to be seen as soft on China", he said.

"My job is to make sure that we are as ready, as fast as we can possibly be to face any challenge that would face us or the alliance", he added.

The joint communique also warned China off the Senkaku islands, known in China as Diaoyu islands, an uninhabited archipelago that is administered as part of Japan's Okinawa Prefecture but is claimed by Beijing as part of its territory.

"We [agreed to] oppose China's unilateral bid to change the status quo, including in the East China Sea and South China Sea, and shared concerns about China's coast guard laws", said Motegi.

"The US side reconfirmed their commitment to our country's defence of the Senkaku islands". "But what I think we should do is, we ought to talk seriously with those two nations about that", he added in a webinar, co-sponsored by the Washington Times Foundation and Universal Peace Federation's International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace.

When asked about Kim Yo Jong's statement, Blinken told a briefing in Tokyo that he was aware of her comments, but that he was more interested in hearing what America's allies and partners think about North Korea.

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