U.S. Warns of 'Swift, Forceful Response' to N.Korean Nuke Test

  • By Lee Yong-soo, Kim Jin-myung

    June 08, 2022 11:15

    The U.S. on Tuesday warned of a "swift and forceful response" if North Korea conducts another nuclear test, as seems increasingly likely.

    After a meeting with her South Korean counterpart Cho Hyun-dong on Tuesday, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman said, "Any nuclear test would be in complete violation of UN Security Council resolutions. There would be a swift and forceful response to such a test." 
    "We continue to urge Pyongyang to cease its destabilizing and provocative activities and choose the path of diplomacy," she added.
    U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman attends a meeting at the Foreign Ministry in Seoul on Tuesday. /Newsis
    She warned a fresh nuclear test would meet with a clear and forceful response from the entire world as well as South Korea, the U.S. and Japan. 
    Cho said, "Should the North conduct another nuclear test, we'd have no other choice but to consider seeking further sanctions against the North in cooperation with the U.S. and the international community. We'll also have to consider additional measures based on the combined South Korea-U.S. defense posture."  
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