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Biden's Asia policy

North Korean nuclear attack would result in 'end' of regime: Biden

U.S. gives South Korea key role in deterrence against North at summit

South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and U.S. President Joe Biden at the White House on April 26, with first ladies Kim Keon Hee and Jill Biden.   © Kyodo

WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Joe Biden and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol met at the White House on Wednesday and announced the launch of a bilateral nuclear consultative body designed to bolster deterrence against an attack by North Korea.

"A nuclear attack by North Korea against the United States or its allies or partners is unacceptable and will result in the end of whatever regime, were it to take such an action," Biden said at a joint news conference following the leaders' summit.

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