October 01, 2023

US warns of ‘swift and forceful’ response to North Korean nuclear test

Top US official Wendy Sherman’s remarks likely refer to further ramping up unilateral US sanctions, expert says

A top U.S. diplomat warned on Tuesday that Washington will take a “swift and forceful response” if North Korea conducts a nuclear test, after the State Department assessed the DPRK could do so in the “coming days.”

Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman made the remark during a visit to Seoul for discussions on North Korea and other issues, including Pyongyang’s recent launch of short-range ballistic missiles and a possible nuclear test.