North Korea Vows Response Saying Biden Policy Shows Hostile Intent
North Korea stated on Sunday that the United States faces a "very grave situation" and that the U.S. is "girding itself up for an all-out showdown".
This was in response to the speech Joe Biden made declaring North Korea's nuclear program a 'threat to America's security' and criticizing North Korea for human rights violations which it called an insult to the dignity of North Korea's supreme leadership.
Kwon Jong Gun, head of the North Korean foreign ministry’s North America Department referred to a speech Biden made to congress Wednesday stating that the nuclear programs in both Iran and North Korea were threats that would be handled through "diplomacy and stern deterrence".
Kwon stated, "His statement clearly reflects his intent to keep enforcing the hostile policy toward the DPRK as it had been done by the U.S. for over half a century". DPRK is referring to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, North Korea's official name.
Kwon continued, "It is certain that the U.S. chief executive made a big blunder in the light of the present-day viewpoint. Now that the keynote of the U.S. new DPRK policy has become clear, we will be compelled to press for corresponding measures, and with time the U.S. will find itself in a very grave situation".
Kwon said that the United States speaking of diplomacy is really meant to cover up its 'hostile acts' and that U.S. 'deterrence' is really just a means of posing nuclear threats to North Korea.
Neither the Biden Administration, nor the State Department has commented on the latest statements by North Korea.