Under former president Donald Trump There was some great progress between America And North Korea Given. Angry tongues say that North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un has used his American counterpart for propaganda. Tangible results Face to face meetings At least not out.
Now Trump is out of office – and with the new administration Washington Estimates do not work so well yet. On the contrary: North Korea, isolated because of its nuclear weapons program, wants to completely block attempts by the new US administration to establish contacts until its conditions are met.
North Korea’s first deputy foreign minister, Choi Son Hui, accused Washington of adopting hostile policies and using “cheap tricks”. The US government was quoted by state media on Thursday as wanting to use contact as a means to “get time and shape public opinion.”
Cho said, “We have already stated our position that any contact and dialogue of any kind between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the US will not be possible. Until then, Pyongyang will ignore any attempts at contact.”
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North Korea thus confirmed for the first time that the government was under the US President Joe Biden Tried to connect several times. A White House spokesman announced last Monday that efforts in this direction had so far been unsuccessful. This goal is to rely on diplomacy and reduce “risk of escalation”.
Choi’s statement coincided with a visit by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin South Korea Together. Together with their South Korean allies, the two confirmed on Wednesday that they would continue to pursue the goal of “complete decentralization of the Korean peninsula”. Both countries understand the meaning of disarmament of the North Korean nuclear arsenal as denuclearization.