North Korea is warning the US because of Biden’s position on the nuclear program: NPR


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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will deliver a speech in Pyongyang on April 8. On Sunday, the North Korean government said President Biden had made a “big blunder” last week when he called North Korea’s and Iran’s nuclear programs a security threat.


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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will deliver a speech in Pyongyang on April 8. On Sunday, the North Korean government said President Biden had made a “big blunder” last week when he called North Korea’s and Iran’s nuclear programs a security threat.

Korean Central News Agency / Korea News Service via AP

North Korea warned on Sunday that the United States will face a serious situation if it continues its “hostile policy” towards the Pyongyang nuclear program. The statement, attributed to Kwon Jong Gun, head of the State Department’s US affairs division, comes as the Biden administration will unveil a new strategy for dealing with the isolated Asian nation.

The statement said President Biden had made a “big blunder” when he called North Korea’s and Iran’s nuclear programs a security threat during a speech before a joint session of Congress on Wednesday. Biden said he would work with allies to address the threats with “diplomacy and stern deterrence.”

The statement, published on a government news site, warned North Korea could respond with “corresponding measures.”

On Friday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said that the government will be “thorough, rigorous and inclusive” policy evaluation of North Korea. She said the government’s goal is to completely denuclearize the Korean peninsula – something she noted that the past four administrations had failed to achieve. It won’t aim to hit a big bargain or rely on strategic patience, she said.

Former President Donald Trump attempted to develop a personal relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, aiming to strike a grand bargain to curb the country’s nuclear program. This was a completely different approach from that of former President Barack Obama, who believed that patient diplomacy would lead to change in Pyongyang.

North Korea’s latest comments indicate its determination to continue its nuclear program. Analysts expect North Korea will test Biden’s mettle with provocative actions. It launched two short distances ballistic missiles the end of March.

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