The North Korean leader emphasized in his first direct statement since Joe Biden became president to be prepared to deal with the United States.
According to North Korean state media reports on Friday, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un stated that his country needs to prepare for “dialogue and confrontation” with the United States under the leadership of President Joe Biden.
in a Plenary Session of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea The North Korean Central News Agency said that Kim Jong-un outlined his relationship strategy with Washington on Thursday, as well as “emerging US government policy trends.”
This is the first time Kim Jong-un mentioned the country’s US policy since the inauguration of US President Biden.
According to KCNA reports, Kim Jong-un “emphasizes the need to prepare for dialogue and confrontation, especially to protect the dignity of our country,” and reliably guarantee a “peaceful environment.”
The agency stated that the North Korean leader “calls for a rapid response and response to the ever-changing situation, and concentrates on stabilizing control of the situation on the Korean peninsula.”
Pyongyang has accused Biden of pursuing a “hostile policy” and called it a “big mistake” for the senior Democrat to say that he will “through diplomacy and severe deterrence” to deal with the threat posed by North Korea’s nuclear program.
In 2019, North Korea stated that Biden should be “beaten to death with a stick.”
Biden’s predecessor, Donald Trump, had a series of face-to-face meetings with Kim Jong-un that made headlines-but diplomatic progress was minimal, and Biden had stated that he would not adopt this approach unless the terms changed significantly.
During South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s visit to Washington last monthBiden said that he “will not meet” Kim Jong Un unless there is a specific plan for negotiations on Pyongyang’s nuclear arsenal.
He clearly criticized Trump’s close relationship with Kim Jong Un, saying that he “will not do what he has done recently. I will not give him everything he wants-international recognition.”
The White House stated that it is now seeking “a calibrated practical approach”-it seems to keep expectations at a realistically low level while maintaining an open mind.
A senior White House official said: “We understand where our past efforts have encountered difficulties, and we have tried to learn from them.”
Since 2006, North Korea has conducted six atomic bomb tests and has been subject to multiple sets of international sanctions for its prohibited weapons programs.
A report issued by US intelligence experts in April stated that North Korea may resume nuclear testing this year, thereby forcing the Biden administration to return to the negotiating table.
Kim “may take some aggressive and potentially destabilizing actions to reshape the regional security environment and create a wedge between the United States and its allies-including the resumption of nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) testing,” said the office’s director of national intelligence. .
The news of Kim Jong Un was also released when the new U.S. special representative for North Korea, Kim Sung, will arrive in Seoul on Saturday for trilateral talks with his South Korean and Japanese counterparts.
The US State Department stated that the visit “emphasized the fundamental importance of the trilateral cooperation between the United States, South Korea and Japan in achieving the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, protecting our common security and prosperity, maintaining common values, and strengthening a rule-based order.” Media reports.
in spite of Sharp remarks from PyongyangObservers say that Kim Jong-un may also be sending a signal to the United States that he is willing to talk.
“North Korea seems to have decided on the direction of resuming negotiations with the United States within a broad framework, although it may discuss the time and scope with China,” said Yang Mujin, a professor at the University of Korean Studies, telling Yonhap News Agency.