Today, North Korea has warned the US and has mentioned severe consequences following President Joe Biden’s speech. They termed the speech as a ‘huge blunder’ by Biden. Biden had called the North a security threat and revealed his purpose to maintain a hostile policy towards it.
Kwon Jong Gun, a senior North Korean Foreign Ministry official cited that Biden’s statement had clearly revealed his purpose to ‘keep enforcing the hostile policy towards DPRK’ as it has been done by the US for over half a century.
“Now that the keynote of the US new DPRK policy has become clear, we will be compelled to press for corresponding measures, and with time the US will find itself in a very grave situation, ” Gun added.
However, the steps undertaken by Kwon have not yet been mentioned. Despite this, his statement can be seen as a pressure on the Biden administration.
Last week, Biden had termed North Korea and Iran’s nuclear programs as a ‘grave threat to America’s security and world security. He further added that he will work with allies to address those issues through diplomacy and stern deterrence.
On Friday, the White House spoke and informed that it had completed a review of US policy towards North Korea. As per sources, it has been revealed that the administration might seek a middle ground between Donald Trump’s grand bargain and Obama’s strategic patience.
Back in 2016-17, after a series of high-profile nuclear and missile tests, Kim Jong Un the North Korean leader had launched summit diplomacy with Trump on the future of his growing nuclear arsenal.
However, the diplomacy remained stalled for about two years over the difference in how much sanctions relief North Korea could win in return for limited denuclearization steps. Previously in January, Kim had threatened to enlarge his nuclear arsenal and construct more high-tech weapons targeting the US. mainland.