S.Korea, Japan, US to discuss Pyongyang’s weapons tests next week
The meet will be attended by South Korea’s Kim Hong-kyun and Japan’s Kenji Kanasugi while the US will be represented by Joseph Yun, Seoul’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Friday.
South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se is also expected to attend the meeting that will discuss the latest arms tests conducted by Pyongyang and frame a joint response, Efe news reported.
They will also discuss whether to send a joint message to the Kim Jong-un regime during the April 28 UN Security Council meeting.
This is the second such trilateral meet since US President Donald Trump assumed office early this year.
The meeting comes at a moment of heightened tension in the peninsula, following US warnings of a pre-emptive strike against North Korea over its repeated missile tests.
The US had also dispatched a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to the region, which had escalated tensions further.
North Korea had carried out a failed mid-range missile test on Sunday, and satellite images of its Punggye-ri nuclear test centre indicate the communist regime could be preparing for a fresh underground nuclear test in the coming days.