United States Joe Biden To Share Nuclear Planning With South Korea North Korean Threat

The United States on Wednesday pledged to give South Korea more insight into its nuclear planning in the event of any conflict with North Korea, as reported by news agency Reuters.

The move comes amid concerns over Pyongyang’s growing arsenal of missiles and bombs. The announcement came out of White House talks between US President Joe Biden and South Korean leader Yoon Suk Yeol. According to Reuters, the announcement also included a new pledge by Seoul not to pursue building a nuclear bomb of its own.

The talks between the two leaders included issues such as North Korea, semiconductor chips and trade, and the war in Ukraine. “Our two countries have agreed to immediate bilateral presidential consultations in the event of a North Korean nuclear attack and pledged to respond swiftly, overwhelmingly and decisively using the full force of the alliance, including the nuclear weapons of the United States,” Yun said during a joint. The press conference is quoted by Reuters.

Joe Biden reiterated that the US had offered North Korea talks on its nuclear and missile programs, which North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had ignored.