May 17, 2022

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Biden warns Xi Japan could go nuclear if N. Korea not reined in

Despite recent speculation, Japan denies any intent, ability to develop or possess nuclear weapons

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden warned the Chinese president that Japan could acquire a nuclear bomb “virtually overnight” if Washington and Beijing are not able to curb North Korea’s weapons programs.

In an interview with PBS last week, Biden said he told Xi Jinping that Japan “could go nuclear tomorrow” if Pyongyang’s nuclear threat wasn’t addressed, and argued that Beijing had the “single greatest ability to influence North Korea.”