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N Korea at crossroads

US to start policy review on North Korea in consultation with allies

Nuclear and ballistic missile activities a 'serious threat', says Press Secretary Psaki

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki holds the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Jan. 22.    © Reuters

WASHINGTON (Kyodo) -- The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden plans to start a "thorough" review of the country's policy on North Korea, in consultation with allies such as Japan, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Friday.

Calling North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile activities a "serious threat" to international peace and security, she said at a press conference, "We obviously still have a vital interest in deterring North Korea."

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