US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Thursday that North Korea was growing destabilizing after a series of weapons tests, including a claim of a hypersonic missile.
“We are concerned about these repeated violations of Security Council resolutions, which, I think, create more potential for instability and insecurity,” Blinken told reporters after US-EU trade talks in Pittsburgh.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was earlier cited in state media on Thursday as condemning the US talks, calling it a “small move”.
Blinken said the United States cannot confirm North Korea’s claim of having tested a hypersonic gliding missile, which is a potential game-changer because it can fly at five times the speed of sound.
“We are evaluating and evaluating the launches,” Blinken said, “to understand what they did, what technology they used, but regardless, we have repeatedly violated UN Security Council resolutions.” which the international community needs to take. seriously.”
The United States, Britain and France have called a meeting of the Security Council on North Korea which is due on Friday.
Blinken vowed full support for any measure by South Korea to de-escalate tensions, which is part of an emphasis on working with allies of President Joe Biden.
“Certainly, if there is a measure that can appropriately mitigate the risks that exist, it probably makes sense,” Blinken said of the South Korean effort.
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