(Washington) North Korea, which has rejected the idea of talks with Washington, on Sunday called US diplomacy a “fraud,” the state-run North Korean news agency reported.
The comments came after the US administration said President Joe Biden had backed an “open diplomatic” approach to North Korea over its nuclear program.
Diplomacy is a “bad sign” for the United States to “cover up their hostility,” the KCNA foreign ministry said in a statement.
He also warned that US President Joe Biden had made a “big mistake” with his “outdated” stance on the country.
In a separate statement issued by the KCNA, the ministry accused US President Kim Jong-un of insulting him, adding, “We have warned the United States to the extent that it understands that it would be unjust if it provoked us. ”
On Wednesday, Joe Biden told Congress that he was using “diplomacy and tough prevention” to curb Pyongyang’s nuclear ambitions.
White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters Friday that US policy would be “measured, practical, and open to diplomacy” with North Korea.
Our goal is the complete nuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
Joe Biden, President of the United States
In close consultation with South Korea and Japan, he distanced himself from previous administrations while seeking a “realistic” approach through diplomatic channels and avoided possible initiatives in consideration.
“Our policy is not to focus on the search for a big deal,” he said, clearly noting the difference between Donald Trump’s approach.
Referring to an expression used during Barack Obama’s presidency, he added, “But it also does not believe in strategic patience.”
On April 21, South Korean President Moon Jae-in called on Joe Biden to resume talks with Pyongyang.
“The most important thing for both governments is the willingness to have a conversation and to sit face to face as soon as possible,” he said. Moon is expected to meet there at the White House on May 21, he said. American President.
Negotiations between the United States and North Korea have stalled since the failure of the second summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un in Hanoi in February 2019 and Pyongyang resuming its missile tests.