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Biden, Moon wrapped up their summit after discussing several bilateral diplomacy, missiles, and North Korea amidst a quiet, ongoing arms buildup. Pyongyang remained quiet as Moon pledged to support U.S. efforts toward North Korean denuclearization.
The Biden administration is wrapping up its North Korea policy review as Pyongyang tests new missiles and continues to violate UN sanctions.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un presided over a meeting where officials agreed to strengthen the country's nuclear deterrent, a move that Trump administration officials criticized. Pyongyang also cut all communication lines with Seoul, but South Korean President Moon remains committed to inter-Korean dialogue.
North Korea is no longer bound to its self-imposed mortarium on nuclear and long-range missile testing, multiple officials have announced. As the United States and South Korea work to promote peninsular peace and revitalize U.S.-North Korean diplomacy, Pyongyang maintains that future negotiations are contingent on a shift in U.S. policy.
Tensions mount as the United States and North Korea continue to each issue provocative statements ahead of Kim Jong Un’s end-of-year deadline for denuclearization negotiations. Despite the U.S. good-faith suspension of joint military exercises with South Korea, satellite imagery indicates that nuclear and missile development in North Korea is ongoing.