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Biden's Asia policy

Biden seeks Tokyo-Seoul thaw to help end North Korea deadlock

Fractious ties between Japan and South Korea hamper trilateral approach with US

U.S. President Joe Biden, center, has already called Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in. (Source photos by Reuters and Uichiro Kasai)  

SEOUL -- U.S. President Joe Biden is calling on Japan and South Korea to put their differences aside to form a trilateral front to end the deadlock with North Korea.

The bilateral approach of his predecessor, Donald Trump, failed to produce concrete results on denuclearization, leaving diplomacy with North Korea at a standstill. The isolated nation remains a regional and global threat as it continues to expand its nuclear arsenal.

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