North Korea refuses to enter into talks with “disingenuous” Washington on denuclearization.
North Korea’s official KCNA news agency reported this on Sunday. Pyongyang is not satisfied with the recent statements of US President Joe Biden and members of his government.
These reports come after the US government said that President Joe Biden supported an “open diplomatic” approach with North Korea on nuclear disarmament. The North Korean Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the United States was trying to “cover up its hostilities.”
The leader offended
In a separate statement, issued by the Korean Central News Agency, the ministry accused the US president of insulting leader Kim Jong Un. She added, “The criticism of human rights is a provocation that shows that the United States is preparing for a comprehensive confrontation with North Korea, and will respond accordingly.”
I will use diplomacy and harsh deterrence to thwart Pyongyang’s nuclear plans.
On Wednesday, Biden announced to Congress that he would use “diplomacy and harsh deterrence” to thwart Pyongyang’s nuclear plans. The aim of the Americans is “a complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.”
South Korea and Japan
It is not clear how the United States government will do this. It looks like South Korea and Japan will participate closely. The United States government is also distancing itself from the approach of former President Donald Trump. Although she wants to be more active than she was under Barack Obama.
On April 21, South Korean President Moon asked Jae In a phone call to resume negotiations with Pyongyang.