• Kyodo


U.S. President Joe Biden will make clear during his trip to Japan and South Korea later this month the "ironclad" U.S. commitment to defending allies including through nuclear deterrence, amid the threat from North Korea, the White House said Thursday.

The commitment to providing so-called extended deterrence to the two Asian allies will be reaffirmed in light of "North Korea's continued destabilizing actions in the region, including the test-launch of multiple intercontinental ballistic missiles," press secretary Jen Psaki said during a news briefing.

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