WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The USA has warned North Korea that any nuclear assault in opposition to the nation or its allies “is unacceptable and can end result ultimately of the (Kim Jong) Un regime,” a joint US-South Korean assertion mentioned on Saturday.

“The U.S. aspect reiterated that any nuclear assault by the DPRK in opposition to the ROK might be met with a swift, overwhelming, and decisive response,” the assertion mentioned.

The second U.S.-Republic of Korea Nuclear Consultative Group (NCG) convened in Washington on Friday for talks on nuclear deterrence as a part of a dedication by the 2 international locations to share extra perception into planning within the occasion of battle with North Korea. Pyongyang has developed and examined a spread of ballistic missiles that may attain targets in South Korea, Japan and the U.S. mainland.

Kim Tae-hyo, South Korea’s deputy nationwide safety adviser mentioned on Friday that North Korea might test-launch an intercontinental ballistic missile this month, which was thought of a nuclear risk no matter its vary as a result of it might carry a nuclear warhead.

The third NCG might be convened in Korea subsequent summer time.

(Reporting By Lucia Mutikani and Steve Holland; Modifying by Daniel Wallis and Diane Craft)

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