Top diplomats from South Korea, the United States and Japan will hold three-way talks in Tokyo this weekend to coordinate their response to North Korea’s latest nuclear test, South Korea’s Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.
Last week, North Korea claimed to have successfully conducted its first test of a hydrogen bomb, drastically raising tensions in the region to a new high.
Seoul, Washington and Tokyo in particular have called for strong punishments for Pyongyang as the U.N. Security Council has set out to adopt a new sanctions resolution against the communist regime.
China, the only power capable of exerting pressure on the North, has shown an ambivalent attitude in apparent consideration of its alliance with Pyongyang and the potential damage to its national interests if North Korea were to collapse.
Although North Korea will be high on the agenda, the three sides are expected to discuss a wide range of trilateral cooperation issues. Read More