North Korea warned the United States on Sunday that if it continues to follow its “hostile policy” against Pyongyang’s nuclear programme, it will face a dire situation. The assertion, attributed to Kwon Jong Gun, head of the Foreign Ministry’s department of US affairs, comes as the Biden administration prepares to unveil a new strategy for dealing with the isolated Asian nation.
According to the statement, President Biden made a “major blunder” when he called North Korea and Iran’s nuclear programmes a security threat during a speech to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday. Biden said that he would work with allies to resolve the threats through “diplomacy and stern deterrence.”
North Korea may respond with “corresponding steps,” according to the statement, which was published on a government news website.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki announced that the administration had completed a “thorough, comprehensive, and inclusive” policy analysis of North Korea. She stated that the administration aims to fully denuclearize the Korean Peninsula, noting that the previous four administrations have failed to do so. She said that the administration would not concentrate on striking a grand bargain or rely on strategic patience.
Former President Donald Trump attempted to establish a personal friendship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to reach a grand bargain to curtail the country’s nuclear programme. This marked departure from former President Barack Obama’s belief that patient diplomacy would bring about progress in Pyongyang.
North Korea’s most recent statements demonstrate its resolve to pursue its nuclear programme. Analysts predict that North Korea will put Biden to the test with aggressive behaviour. In late March, it launched two short-range ballistic missiles.