US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met with Japanese Foreign Minister Motegi Toshimitsu in London on Monday. During the meeting, Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Motegi emphasized the importance of the US-Japan Alliance for promoting peace, security, and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region and the world. Both leaders also highlighted the importance of US-Japan cooperation to address the global threats from COVID-19 and the climate crisis, while advancing the free and open rules-based international order. Furthermore, Secretary Blinken and Minister Motegi shared their concerns about North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs and reaffirmed their commitment to address and resolve these issues through US-Japan-Republic of Korea trilateral cooperation towards denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
After North Korea aggressive posture to Biden’s comments during his address to US Congress, America is heading to draw its first impact on North Korea during Biden’s presidency. Secretary of State Antony Blinken meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Motegi Toshimitsu to discuss ways to handcuff threatening North Korea has huge significant. Earlier in March, the National Security Advisors of the three nations met in Maryland, USA and discussed ways and means to denuclearized North Korea in a response to a ballistic missile test by the Pyongyang.
In fact, the top-level diplomacy between United States and the North Korea, forged by the President Trump and North Korean Strongman Kim Jong-un could not prove to be fruitful, however, most of the Scholars were favoring a low tier engagement between the United States and Pyongyang during coming days. According to reports, Biden also wants to keep the Pyongyang engaged in dialogues while ramping up pressure to stall its future mis-adventurism. Presently, Biden administration is reviewing its North Korea’s policy and weighing out its available options. Earlier, China has been facilitating the United States in its dealing with the North Korea, however, due to huge gap in US-China priorities in the region, China is not likely to offer its shoulder to the United States except in a limited manner. Some experts are forecasting a potential alliance among the China, Russia, and Pyongyang in near future as a response to US maneuvers in the Indo-Pacific region and Korean peninsula during recent months. If it happens, it would be the formal initiation of the second cold war of the world.