The United States deployed six F-35A stealth fighters to South Korea for joint military drills to demonstrate U.S.-South Korea deterrence amid North Korea's growing nuclear threat.
The six aircraft departed from the Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska on Tuesday.
The U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) said they would join several other U.S. and South Korean aircraft, including South Korea's F-35As, during the 10-day military drills involving "familiarization and routine training flights."
During their meeting, Biden reaffirmed the U.S. extended deterrence commitment to South Korea "using the full range of U.S. defense capabilities, including nuclear, conventional, and missile defense capabilities."
Trilateral AllianceNorth Korea's nuclear threats have prompted South Korea to boost cooperation with both the U.S. and Japan.
"The reality clearly shows that the real purpose of the U.S. spreading the rumor about 'threat from North Korea' is to provide an excuse for attaining military supremacy over the Asia-Pacific region including the Korean Peninsula, and furthermore, the rest of the world," it stated.
"The prevailing situation more urgently calls for building up the country's defenses to actively cope with the rapid aggravation of the security environment of the Korean Peninsula and the rest of the world," the ministry added.
The United States has been urging a return to a dialogue with North Korea, which Pyongyang has ignored because of what it says are the United States and its allies’ hostile policies.