The tour arrives in one moment in which rival China is experiencing major economic turmoil due to the outbreak of the Covid virus and Washington has described it as an affirmation of the United States’ determination to maintain its commercial and military advantage in the whole region.
But he overshadowed every stop on Biden’s tour, fearing North Korea might test a nuclear-capable bomb or missile.
Speculation that this could happen while the US president was in Seoul did not materialize, but US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan told reporters that the threat remained and the adviser echoed the earlier statement. of Biden that the United States was “prepared for anything North Korea does.”
He added: “If North Korea moves, we will be ready to respond. If North Korea doesn’t move, it has the opportunity, as we have said several times, to come to the table and negotiate.”
Referring to his one-sided dialogue efforts thus far, Biden said, “The only message he has for Kim is currently one word (hello) dot by line.”