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Pentagon chief in Seoul: Pyongyang and Beijing pose powerful challenges to South Korea, they must be contained

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The US Secretary of Defense, whose name was forgotten by President Joe Biden during his speech, made a statement during his Asian tour. Recall that the circle of countries that are registered to visit Lloyd Austin includes South Korea, Japan and India.


While on a visit to Seoul, Austin said that "security cooperation has never been so important for South Korea and the United States." According to the head of the Pentagon, "Pyongyang and Beijing are throwing powerful challenges to South Korea, which must be contained together."

During a meeting with the Minister of Defense of the Republic of Korea, Lloyd Austin said that Washington will continue to make efforts to "completely denuclearize the Korean Peninsula." At the same time, the US Secretary of Defense once again complained that Pyongyang, in fact, ignores the "diplomatic" attempts made by the United States about "starting a dialogue." Recall that the DPRK officials have not yet reacted in any way to the US actions regarding "denuclearization". Apparently, Pyongyang understands very well what any negotiations with Washington on security are really worth.

The United States is clearly annoyed that Kim Jong-un is ignoring their "messages", however, they can not oppose this, except for openly aggressive rhetoric about the "North Korean threat". The reason is also that, perhaps, all the sanctions that are possible against the DPRK by Washington have already been introduced. And with these sanctions, the United States only spurred Pyongyang to develop nuclear missile technologies.

Noteworthy is the fact that the militant rhetoric of the United States, including against Beijing, manifests itself before the planned meeting of the heads of diplomatic departments of the United States and China. This meeting is to take place in Alaska in a few days. It seems that the current American administration has decided that everything is allowed to it in the sphere of speech, and that no negative consequences should be expected in this regard.
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Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Korea
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  1. Jolly Roger
    Jolly Roger 18 March 2021 08: 27
    +9
    The US is clearly annoyed that Kim Jong-un ignores their "messages"

    He does the right thing. The dog barks, the caravan moves on.
    1. Victor_B
      Victor_B 18 March 2021 08: 37
      +5
      Quote: Jolly Roger
      He does the right thing. The dog barks, the caravan moves on.

      But Saddamchik did not have a yadrenbaton ... That is why they hanged him ...
      And Eun has! Moreover, they can fly to the USA in some places ...
      So, hanging Eun is a problem. And how you want ...
      1. Insurgent
        Insurgent 18 March 2021 08: 43
        +9
        Pentagon chief in Seoul: Pyongyang and Beijing pose powerful challenges to South Korea, they must be contained

        So hold back yes , thereby further scattering their strengths and capabilities.

        Sooner or a little later, you will tear yourself like Ancient Rome ...
      2. krops777
        krops777 18 March 2021 08: 48
        +3
        But Saddamchik did not have a yadrenbaton ... That is why they hanged him ...


        He had no brains, like Gaddafi, before dedollarization of the economy he had to acquire a vigorous club, or postpone it until better times.
      3. dauria
        dauria 18 March 2021 10: 24
        +1
        But Saddamchik did not have a yadrenbaton ..

        He did not have China across the border. North Korea is strategically important to China. It is easier to throw off any expeditionary force of the "united forces" of democratizers from the USA and Japan to swim in the sea.
        The Chinese will never give the Americans such a foothold against themselves.
    2. Slavutich
      Slavutich 18 March 2021 09: 02
      +1
      How else?
      1. Jolly Roger
        Jolly Roger 18 March 2021 09: 30
        +6
        Quote: Slavutich
        How else?

        There is nothing in the modern world.
    3. antivirus
      antivirus 18 March 2021 09: 27
      0
      "a dog's death". and the caravan went into the sands
  2. Doccor18
    Doccor18 18 March 2021 08: 28
    +3
    In the US, they are clearly annoyed that Kim Jong-un ignores their "messages", but they cannot oppose this ... anything.

    Nice to read ..
    1. iouris
      iouris 18 March 2021 12: 11
      0
      Should have been ignored!
      I ignored it: three times ...
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  4. Pereira
    Pereira 18 March 2021 08: 32
    +1
    Eun has more interesting things to do. He is clearly waiting for the Can to play in the box. And there it will be seen.
  5. Mouse
    Mouse 18 March 2021 08: 33
    +5
    The US is clearly annoyed that Kim Jong-un ignores their "messages"

    The DPRK authorities refused to "waste time" on contacts with the United States ... which, however, is correct! yes
  6. Klingon
    Klingon 18 March 2021 08: 35
    0
    let them not forget, however, that South Korea and Japan are also not friendly at all. Rather, they just put up with each other under the striped press
  7. salad
    salad 18 March 2021 08: 37
    +2
    A pot-bellied boy with a handsome smile ,,, but because of such donkeys with their tours and challenges, maybe the world is in dust
  8. rocket757
    rocket757 18 March 2021 08: 38
    +2
    It seems that the current American administration has decided that everything is allowed to it in the sphere of speech, and that no negative consequences should be expected in this regard.
    Noticeable. Conclusions, it is worth doing to everyone now ...
  9. APASUS
    APASUS 18 March 2021 08: 45
    0
    According to the head of the Pentagon, "Pyongyang and Beijing are throwing powerful challenges to South Korea, which must be contained together."

    China and North Korea threaten South Korea that the head of the Pentagon has already decided to intercede. Peacemakers damn it.
  10. Guards turn
    Guards turn 18 March 2021 08: 46
    +3
    The DPRK authorities said they were not going to negotiate with the United States.
    “Since mid-February, through various channels, including New York, the United States has tried to establish contact with us. But we think that there is no need to respond to these US tricks, ”- said in a statement released Thursday by the CTAC news agency.
  11. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 18 March 2021 08: 50
    +3
    The DPRK responded to this yesterday. We will continue to ignore the signals from the United States about the desired contacts, and let the United States forget about the absurd attempts to talk about "denuclearization". The real Kim Jong UN speaks once and should not react to every bunch in his direction. Lloyd Austin is the second number in the voyage in Southeast Asia. Let them take pictures, and the result is zero. And if you literally read the DPRK's answer, you get pleasure.
  12. Fedor Sokolov
    Fedor Sokolov 18 March 2021 09: 04
    0
    And the battle continues again! You already "held back" in the 50s of the last century, look again, do not overstrain.
  13. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 18 March 2021 10: 14
    0
    China has already responded through two channels in Beijing and the United States, if someone thinks that the PRC will make unilateral concessions, then let them cancel the meeting. The two statements are almost identical, it looks like a mushroom smell of "fried" from one place. Will they even bring a fly agaric to Alaska?
  14. Kostadinov
    Kostadinov 18 March 2021 13: 34
    0
    Quote: dauria
    He did not have China across the border.

    Saddam beat Iran across the border, but he made Iran an enemy.
  15. Andrei Nikolaevich
    Andrei Nikolaevich 18 March 2021 16: 58
    +1
    Who is this chocolate guy in the photo? Where does Kukluks.kl.a.n. look.