Pentagon says North Korea’s nuclear test possibility still exists l KBS WORLD

Pentagon says North Korea’s nuclear test possibility still exists l KBS WORLD
Pentagon says North Korea’s nuclear test possibility still exists l KBS WORLD
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The Pentagon said the United States remains concerned about the possibility of North Korea conducting a nuclear test, and pledged to work closely with its allies, including South Korea, on the issue.
He said, “Pat Ryder,” a spokesman for the Pentagon, in remarks made on Tuesday during a press conference, that the United States is still concerned that North Korea is ready to conduct a nuclear test seventh. He pointed out that if Pyongyang did so, such an experiment would destabilize the region, stressing that the United States was closely monitoring the situation. The spokesperson added that the United States is working closely with its allies to prepare for that possible nuclear test.
Meanwhile, when asked whether the United States wants South Korea to join efforts to defend Taiwan in the event of an invasion by China, Ryder said he would not answer a hypothetical question, but stressed that the United States reserves With various forces in the Indo-Pacific region, including its forces in South Korea, he added that those forces are there to protect South Korea as well as the protection of other countries allied to the United States, and therefore the United States continues to coordinate with its allies and partners, including South Korea and Japan, To keep the Pacific free and open.

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