Among other things, the US president also referred to North Korea, saying that a nuclear attack by Pyongyang would be “suicide” for the North Korean regime.
US President Joe Biden claimed today, during a joint press conference with his South Korean counterpart Yoon Suk-yeol, that Donald Trump’s predecessor represents a “danger to democracy”.
24 hours after officially announcing he would seek re-election, Biden said he is not the only Democrat who can defeat Trump in the 2024 presidential election, but he “knows well” his likely opponent. “I may not be the only one, but I know him well and I know the danger he represents to our democracy,” he told reporters.
Answering questions about his health, the 80-year-old president said: “I feel good.”
Yesterday, Tuesday, Joe Biden officially launched his election campaign, promising to defend the fundamental freedoms of Americans against “extremists” linked to Donald Trump, whom he may be called upon to face again in 2024, in a “remake” of the 2020 presidential elections.
A nuclear attack by Pyongyang would be clear “suicide”
US President Joe Biden has warned that a nuclear attack by North Korea would cause “the end” of the Pyongyang regime.
This statement by Biden was made at the joint press conference he gave with his South Korean counterpart Yun Suk-yeol.
The American president reminded that only he has the authority to use American nuclear weapons but noted that he will not deploy nuclear weapons on the Korean peninsula. He added that North Korea’s actions are a flagrant violation of the sanctions imposed on it.
Yun Suk-yeol, for his part, assured that Washington will respond to any nuclear attack by North Korea. Peace with Pyongyang can only be achieved through a show of force, not through the expression of “good will”, he insisted. “We can achieve peace with overwhelmingly superior forces and not a fictitious peace, based on the goodwill of the other side,” he said.
The US and South Korea also agreed to strengthen their economic cooperation in critical areas of technology, such as microchips, electric vehicles and batteries. Biden emphasized that his semiconductor policy is not aimed at hurting China but, instead, at increasing jobs in the domestic industry and improving access to microchips.
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