Sunday 14 March 2021
“No response from Pyongyang”
North Korea ignores Biden’s efforts in contact
The US government has been trying to establish contact with North Korea for weeks. But nothing has been done with all the efforts so far. The Kim Jong Un regime left all inquiries unanswered. US President Biden wants to finish reviewing his country’s North Korea policy soon.
North Korea has so far not responded to the diplomatic efforts of the US administration under President Joe Biden to establish contacts. “We have not yet received a response from Pyongyang,” a senior US government official who wanted to remain anonymous told Reuters.
The US government has tried several times since mid-February to contact the Central Korean government in various ways. The North Korean Mission to the United Nations was also involved in the effort.
The government official refused to speculate on how Pyongyang’s silence could affect the Biden government’s review of North Korean policy. It should be completed in the coming weeks. The revelation of America’s first unsuccessful efforts behind the scenes raises questions about how Biden will deal with growing tensions over North Korea’s nuclear arsenal and ballistic missile programs.
Kim calls USA the worst enemy
Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin will travel to Japan and South Korea next week. Nuclear weapons of North Korea are expected to be high on the agenda of the talks.
North Korea’s ruler Kim Jong Un announced shortly before Joe Biden’s inauguration of another expansion of the North Korean nuclear arsenal and described the United States as his country’s worst enemy. Biden described Kim as the culprit during the election campaign and announced in October that he would only meet with the North Korean ruler if he agreed to advance his country’s nuclear arsenal.
Biden’s predecessor in office, Donald Trump, met with Kim three times. It offered the North Koreans a waiver of sanctions in exchange for nuclear disarmament, but found no success.
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