There was a statement from North Korea, where the U.S. administration had been in touch to begin nuclear negotiations but received no response. North Korea’s Deputy Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui explained the requirement that the United States must meet before receiving a response.
The first crisis of 2021 between the United States and North Korea continues to reverberate.
A new statement came from North Korea after the Biden administration allegedly tried to contact North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and pyongyang’s leadership through several diplomatic channels, but North Korea ignored Biden.
North Korea’s Deputy Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui explained the requirement the United States must meet to get a response from his country.
Hui told the state-controlled news agency that the talks could only take place after the United States abandoned its hostile policy toward North Korea.
Hui said the Biden administration has been trying to contact them since February, including third countries.
The United States has sent many emails, phone calls and messages in this context, Hui said, calling the U.S. initiative “a cheap trick to build public opinion.”
The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, seen as an influential figure in the administration, yesterday warned the US not to “cause trouble” as Biden prepares to lay out his North Korea policy.
Kim Yo-jong is Kim Jong-un’s younger sister and the only name seen as a close and powerful ally among the brothers.