Japan, South Korea, U.S. work together to contain North Korea’s Kim Jong-un

FILE - In this Thursday, April 25, 2019 file photo, President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, walk past honor guard officers during their meeting in Vladivostok, Russia. A plunging standard of living, a weak leader in Boris Yeltsin, thug businessmen and budding oligarchs fighting for control of state-owned businesses opened the way for Putin. (Yuri Kadobnov/Pool Photo via AP, File)

FILE - In this Thursday, April 25, 2019 file photo, President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, walk past honor guard officers during their meeting in Vladivostok, Russia. A plunging standard of living, a weak leader in Boris Yeltsin, thug businessmen and budding oligarchs fighting for control of state-owned businesses opened the way for Putin. (Yuri Kadobnov/Pool Photo via AP, File)

FILE – In this Thursday, April 25, 2019 file photo, President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, walk past honor guard officers during their meeting in Vladivostok, Russia. (Yuri Kadobnov/Pool Photo via AP, File)

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UPDATED 9:13 AM PT – Thursday, July 22, 2021

The U.S. is teaming up with Japan and South Korea in an effort to sent a unified warning to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. During a press conference in Tokyo, Japan on Tuesday, the three countries announced they are working closely to monitor the growing threat North Korea posses.

North Korea has reportedly shut down diplomatic communication with the U.S. after the Biden administration took over talks in January. According toU.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, the U.S. is working with Japan and South Korea in an effort to contain the North Korean threat.

“That close coordination sends a very critical message to North Korea in that we are together and shoulder-to-shoulder in our approach to this policy,” she stated. “The United States has made it clear that we are ready to engage with North Korea; they know that. We hope they respond positively, but as my colleagues have said, we must exercise some patience.”

Sherman also discussed her upcoming visit to China, where she hopes to foster a working relationship with the oppressive regime.

“The United States has been and will continue to explore opportunities to engage PRC officials, including at senior levels as part of our effort to advance U.S. interests and responsibly manage this relationship,” she explained.

Sherman’s scheduled visit to China comes as Joe Biden faces harsh criticism for his son Hunter’s close ties to the country with critics accusing the Biden family of corruption.

In the meantime, the Biden administration has seemingly hit a roadblock with North Korea as the communist nation continues to advance its missile and nuclear programs without reproach.

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