The top U.S. nuclear envoy, Jung Pak, has publicly criticised North Korea’s recent missile tests, trading of arms with Russia, and increasingly hostile rhetoric.
These actions are described as ‘unnecessary’ and only serve to heighten the already tense situation on the Korean Peninsula.
Pak’s comments were made during a joint meeting held in Seoul with the nuclear envoys of South Korea and Japan, where a strong condemnation of North Korea’s actions was issued.
The United States, along with South Korea and Japan, has expressed deep concern over the uptick in hostile rhetoric targeted at South Korea from the North Korean regime.
This rise in aggression follows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s call for a change in the country’s constitution to designate South Korea as the ‘primary foe’.
This move not only escalates the tension in the region but also poses a significant threat to the security of the United States and its allies.