The United States will respond to the launch of two ballistic missiles by the DPRK in case of escalation of tensions, President Joe Biden said.
At the same time, he expressed his willingness to negotiate with Pyongyang. "But I am also ready for some forms of diplomacy, but it must be conditioned on denuclearization as the end result," Biden said.
Earlier, it was reported that North Korea had launched several short-range missiles. Before that, the Pentagon warned that Pyongyang was preparing for a missile test.
Later, South Korea's military said North Korea launched cruise missiles. Japan's Defense Ministry said that one ballistic missile was launched.