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N Korea nuclear threat tops agenda for Biden-Yoon meeting in Seoul

US President Joe Biden and his new South Korean counterpart Yoon Suk-yeol will search for ways on Saturday to break a diplomatic stalemate with North Korea

President Joe Biden and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol deliver remarks as they visit the Samsung Electronics Pyeongtaek campus, Friday, May 20, 2022, in Pyeongtaek, South Korea. (AP/PTI Photo)
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President Joe Biden and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol deliver remarks as they visit the Samsung Electronics Pyeongtaek campus, Friday, May 20, 2022, in Pyeongtaek, South Korea. (AP/PTI Photo)

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U.S. President Joe Biden and his new South Korean counterpart will search for ways on Saturday to break a diplomatic stalemate with North Korea, as they worry Kim Jong Un could lash out with new nuclear tests.

Biden and Yoon Suk-yeol will meet in Seoul for their first diplomatic engagement since the South Korean president's inauguration 11 days ago. 
 
The friendly encounter between allies is clouded by intelligence showing North Korean leader Kim is prepared to launch nuclear or missile tests.

A senior Biden administration official told reporters on Saturday that the two leaders will discuss nuclear cooperation and that Washington remains

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First Published: May 21 2022 | 10:49 AM IST

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