Watch the enemedia write glowingly about this epic failure of leadership.
This didn’t happen under President Trump. In fact, President Trump scared the s*** out of Kim Jong-un. But a bully will never show respect for weakness, which is what the Biden Administration projects on a daily basis. We can expect to see a much more emboldened and dangerous North Korea in the next four years. The Biden Administration’s foreign policy team has been a total disaster.
North Korea Confirms It Is Actively Ignoring Biden
By Breitbart, March 20, 2021
A top North Korean diplomat confirmed in a public statement Wednesday that the administration of President Joe Biden has repeatedly attempted to contact Pyongyang and North Korean officials have deliberately ignored it.
Choe Son Hui, first vice minister of Foreign Affairs, asserted North Korea’s communist regime does not “think there is need to respond to the U.S.” at the moment and vowed dictator Kim Jong-un would never meet with an American president again, as he did with President Donald Trump on two occasions. Choe’s letter described Biden’s policy towards North Korea as “lunatic” and insisted North Korean officials would not speak to American counterparts unless Washington lifted sanctions on the regime.
Under Trump, the United States led a charge at the United Nations Security Council to impose sanctions on North Korea for its last illegal nuclear weapons test, which took place in 2017. The Trump administration convinced the Council, including North Korea’s closest ally China, to impose the strictest sanctions on Pyongyang in history, severely limiting its economic growth.
While multiple reports indicated China was illicitly allowing trade across the North Korean border, Kim Jong-un acknowledged in remarks this year that North Korea’s economy was in shambles and scolded officials for failing to find ways to circumvent sanctions enough to expand the nation’s financial reach. A United Nations report obtained by Reuters in February revealed evidence suggesting North Korea generated as much as $300 million in 2020 through global cyberattacks targeting “financial institutions and virtual currency exchange houses,” but it appears not to have been enough to offset years of strict global sanctions.
“The U.S. has tried to contact us since mid-February through several routes including New York,” Choe said in the statement published Wednesday through North Korea’s state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). “It recently requested to contact us by sending e-mails and telephone messages via various routes. Even in the evening before the joint military drill it sent a message imploring us to respond to its request through a third country.”
Reuters first reported, citing an anonymous source in the Biden administration, that the White House had indeed attempted on multiple occasions to reach out to Pyongyang, beginning in mid-February. North Korean state media, the only media legally available in the country, had not yet at the time mentioned America had a new president, save in a passing remark in an article on the January 6 U.S. Capitol riot.
“To date, we have not received any response from Pyongyang,” the unnamed official told Reuters this weekend. Like Choe, the official mentioned attempts through the United Nations in New York to contact the communist regime.
Choe described responding to America as a “waste of time” unless Washington took proactive measures to remove sanctions on the regime. The sanctions are in place in response to North Korea building an illegal nuclear weapons program, which it has done nothing to dismantle save for a mostly performative explosion at the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site in 2018.
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