People viewing a news broadcast at a train station in Seoul, South Korea, as North Korean leader Kim Jong-un speaks after his country tested two cruise missiles on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
People viewing a news broadcast at a train station in Seoul, South Korea, as North Korean leader Kim Jong-un speaks after his country tested two cruise missiles on Wednesday. Photo: AFP

Next North Korea nuclear test could lead US to deploy ‘strategic assets’ to South Korea, two allies say

  • Joint statement from Washington and Seoul also describing expanded military drills points to closer bilateral ties as US-China relations languish
  • Concerns over North Korea’s growing nuclear arsenal run high after latest launch of cruise missiles off its west coast just hours earlier

People viewing a news broadcast at a train station in Seoul, South Korea, as North Korean leader Kim Jong-un speaks after his country tested two cruise missiles on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
People viewing a news broadcast at a train station in Seoul, South Korea, as North Korean leader Kim Jong-un speaks after his country tested two cruise missiles on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
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