SEOUL, June 8 (Reuters) – North Korea’s recent missile tests were “serious and unlawful” provocations, senior officials from South Korea, the United States and Japan said on Wednesday. urged Pyongyang to resume dialogue.
South Korean Vice Foreign Minister Cho Hyun-dong, United States Assistant Secretary of State Wendy Sherman and Japanese Vice Foreign Minister Takeo Mori made the statements as they were meeting in Seoul three days after North Korea conducted another missile test. nL8N2XS025
This meeting between the three main diplomats, the first since November, has highlighted the urgency and seriousness of the weapons tests carried out by Pyongyang.
South Korean and U.S. officials said North Korea was ready to carry out what would be its first nuclear test since 2017, which Wendy Sherman said would trigger a strong and clear response.
(Report Hyonhee Shin and Soo-hyang Choi; French version Camille Raynaud)