Biden warns N.Korea against escalation after suspected ballistic tests

Washington (AFP) – President Joe Biden warned North Korea Thursday that the United States will “respond accordingly” if it escalates its weapons testing, after Pyongyang fired two suspected ballistic missiles into the sea in its first substantive provocation of the new US administration. The nuclear-armed North has a long history of using weapons tests to ramp up tensions, in a carefully calibrated process to try to forward its objectives. Biden said that the United States was “consulting with our partners and allies,” and warned North Korea that “there will be responses if they choose to esca…

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HEDGE accordingly