Biden responds to North Korean missile test

In response to North Korea's testing of ballistic missiles this week, President Biden said the U.S. would respond if there were escalations.

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JOE BIDEN: Let me say that, number one, UN resolution 1718 was violated by those particular missiles that were tested, number one. We're consulting with our allies and partners. And there will be responses. If they choose to escalate, we will respond accordingly.

But I'm also prepared for some form of diplomacy. But it has to be conditioned upon the end result of denuclearization. So that's what we're doing right now, consulting with our allies.

- Just very quickly--

JOE BIDEN: You've only got another hour now, OK?

- Diplomacy, can you define what you mean? And former President Obama warned the incoming President Trump that North Korea was the top foreign policy issue that he was watching, . Is that how you assess the crisis in North Korea?

JOE BIDEN: Yes.