In a telephone name with South Korean Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong, Blinken reaffirmed the bilateral alliance is “the linchpin of peace, security, and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region and beyond”, Yonhap News Agency reported on Saturday citing the Department as saying
The telephone dialog got here shortly after Pyongyang stated it fired two tactical guided missiles into the East Sea the day gone by, the third missile take a look at this month.
On Saturday, North Korea introduced its railway-primarily based missile regiment performed a firing drill a day earlier, with two tactical guided missiles hitting a set goal within the East Sea.
The North’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported the unit in North Pyongan Province bordering China staged the drill aimed toward “checking and judging the proficiency” in its motion procedures.
The North’s newest saber-rattling got here after it warned of a “stronger and certain reaction” to the US’ latest imposition of recent sanctions on six North Koreans concerned within the regime’s weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile applications.
Pyongyang fired what it purports to be a hypersonic missile on January 5 and Tuesday, in an obvious continued quest for the event of recent superior weapons amid a impasse in nuclear talks with Washington.