“We are ready for whatever North Korea can do,” President Biden said, adding that “I’m not worried about a possible nuclear test”.

When reporters asked him if he had news of the North Korean leader Kim Jong-unHe answered briefly but eloquently: “Hello. Period.”

Biden left South Korea Early Sunday afternoon, he traveled to Japan where on Tuesday he will participate in the Summit of the Quadruple Strategic Alliance, a four-way security dialogue launched in 2007 to counter Chinese influence in the Indo-Pacific region. The members of the alliance are the USA, Japan, Australia and India.

On Monday, the US President Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Emperor Naruhito will meet.

South Korean intelligence earlier warned that North Korea had completed preparations for the launch nuclear testWhich will be the seventh such test in the history of this country and the first in five years. It is possible that this attempt will take place before the end of the US President’s visit to Asia.

Also on Wednesday, the US President’s National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan He warned that, according to US intelligence, North Korea may conduct a ballistic missile (ICBM) or nuclear weapons test during the US president’s visit to South Korea. and Japan.

Before leaving South Korea, Biden met the president of Hyundai and visited the American soldiers stationed there.

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