(Washington) North Korea, which has rejected the idea of talks with Washington, on Sunday described the US diplomacy as “fake,” the state-run Korean news agency reported.
The remarks came after the US administration said President Joe Biden had backed a “public diplomacy” policy with North Korea on nuclear disarmament.
The North Korean Foreign Ministry said in a statement released by the KCNA agency that the “fake signal” intended to “cover up their hostile actions” was a diplomatic mission for the United States.
U.S. President Joe Biden has warned that he has made a “big mistake” with his “outdated” attitude toward the United States.
In a special statement issued by KCNA, the ministry accused US President Kim Jong-un of insulting him, saying, “We have warned the United States to understand that provoking us would be unfair. ”
Joe Biden told Congress on Wednesday that he would use “diplomacy and serious resistance” to contain Pyongyang’s nuclear ambitions.
White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters Friday that the U.S. policy is looking at a “calibrated, practical, diplomatic” approach to North Korea.
Our goal remains the complete nuclear disarmament of the Korean Peninsula.
Joe Biden, President of the United States
For a “realistic” approach through diplomatic channels, in close consultation with South Korea and Japan, she distanced herself from previous administrations and avoided possible programs under consideration.
“Our policy is not focused on the search for a bigger deal,” she underlined, clearly identifying the difference with Donald Trump’s approach.
“It does not depend on tactical tolerance,” she said, referring to the expression used by Barack Obama during his presidency.
On April 21, South Korean President Moon Jae-in called on Joe Biden to resume talks with Pyongyang.
“The most important thing for the two governments is to have a desire for dialogue and to sit face to face as soon as possible,” Mr Moon said, adding that he was expected to meet there at the White House on May 21. American President.
Negotiations between the US 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 has resumed its missile tests.