- Due to the threat from North Korea, the US and South Korea want to expand the “scope and scope” of their joint military maneuvers.
- The same applies to military training and further education, it was said after the two presidents’ bilateral meeting in Seoul.
- The announcement is likely to be an insult to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. It rejects military maneuvers as a provocation of war.
- The US and South Korea are also offering help to North Korea in tackling the corona epidemic. One is ready for the quick delivery of vaccines. North Korea has not yet responded to the offer.
In the face of the conflict over North Korea’s nuclear program, US President Joe Biden has generally not ruled out meeting with ruler Kim Jong Un. It would depend on whether Kim is “honest” and whether she is “serious,” Biden said Saturday, when asked by a journalist in Seoul. The goal is still “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula,” Biden emphasized at a joint press conference with the new South Korean president, Yoon Suk Yeol.
Fighting Corona: US and South Korea want to help North Korea
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After North Korea confirmed the outbreak of the crown, the United States is too quick, according to President Joe Biden Street transports of vaccines ready for the country. “We’re ready to do it now,” Biden said Saturday in Seoul. The United States has already offered aid, but North Korea has not responded. Help was offered, among others, by China. Meanwhile, state-controlled media in North Korea reported that “the spread of a malicious epidemic” had been slowed and under control.
Biden and his South Korean counterpart Yoon Suk Yeol met when they met in Seoul interested about the “Covid-19 outbreak” in North Korea, the joint statement said. Accordingly, both sides stand ready to support North Korea in its fight against the virus together with the international community.
The US and South Korean governments assume one thing serious situation in internationally isolated North Korea. Despite the dispute over North Korea’s nuclear program, both countries emphasize that they are ready to provide humanitarian aid to North Korea.
North Korea has tested nuclear-capable missiles several times this year. Biden’s predecessor, Donald Trump, met with Kim three times between June 2018 and June 2019 to persuade North Korea to disarm. Ultimately, the negotiations failed.
The US wants to defend South Korea “with full coverage.”
According to experts, Pyongyang is developing its missile and defense programs. South Korea and the United States fear that North Korea could conduct a new missile or even nuclear test in connection with Biden’s visit. Instead of “nuclear disarmament”, the US and South and North Korea speak of “denuclearization” of the Korean Peninsula. It is a deliberately chosen, vague term that gives diplomats freedom to negotiate.
Legend: US President Joe Biden and his South Korean counterpart Yoon Suk Yeol leave Seoul People’s House after a joint press conference. Reuters
In turn, the United States and South Korea see Pyongyang’s missile and nuclear program as a threat. Biden assured Yoon that the United States remains committed to using “the full range” of its military capabilities to defend South Korea, including nuclear weapons, conventional weapons and missile defense systems as necessary.
A tense security situation and multiple missile tests
The intention of this extended deterrence strategy is to keep potential adversaries – in this case North Korea – from attacking. A good 28,000 US troops are stationed in South Korea. Biden is on a three-day state visit to South Korea as part of his first trip to Asia as president. Biden sees the alliance with South Korea as “a pillar of peace, stability and prosperity” in the region.
Biden’s visit remains overshadowed by the tense security situation on the Korean Peninsula. North Korea has tested nuclear-capable missiles several times this year. South Korea and the United States fear that North Korea could conduct a new missile or even nuclear test in connection with Biden’s visit.