These reports come after the US government said that President Joe Biden supported an “open diplomatic” approach with North Korea on its nuclear weapons program. The North Korean Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the United States was trying to “cover up its hostilities.”
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 to it accordingly.”
On Wednesday, Joe Biden told 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.”
It is not clear how the United States government will do this. It looks like South Korea and Japan will participate closely. The government is also distancing itself from the approach of former President Donald Trump. However, the Biden administration wants to be more proactive than Barack Obama.
On April 21, South Korean President Moon asked Jae In a phone call to resume negotiations with Pyongyang.