At least, according to the official North Korean news agency, the North Korean leader said: “North Korea is also preparing for confrontation and dialogue with the United States,” but it is “particularly preparing for confrontation.”
This is the first time since Joe Biden took office in January that Kim Jong-un has taken a position on US government policy.
Biden said at a press conference with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in May that Under suitable conditions Willing to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. At the event, Biden and Moon also said that their goal is to achieve the complete cleansing of the Korean Peninsula.
Vipin Narang, a nuclear expert at the Massachusetts University of Technology (MIT), says the North Korean leader is now sticking to a wait-and-see tactic of not provoking the new US government. According to him, since neither the food nor the epidemiological situation in North Korea is so favorable, it is assumed that Kim Jong-un is happy to avoid conflict. Pyongyang is suffering from a food shortage, and Kim Jong-un himself admitted this week that the food situation is “tense”. (BBC/ MTI)
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