June 02, 2023

North Korea threatens ‘stronger’ military response to US-ROK-Japan cooperation

Foreign minister slams recent trilateral summit and US efforts to strengthen extended deterrence to its regional allies

North Korean foreign minister Choe Son Hui warned on Thursday that Pyongyang will make a stronger military response if the U.S. strengthens “extended deterrence” with South Korea and Japan.

Her statement, released through the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), specifically criticized Sunday’s trilateral summit, during which the three countries’ leaders called for “a strong and resolute response from the international community” to any North Korean nuclear test.