Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

World News

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Promises To Be Ready For Confrontation With U.S.

The news comes after the North Korean leader reemerged after months out of the spotlight, looking notably thinner.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has told his country to be prepared for “both dialogue and confrontation” with the United States, according to state media on Friday.

The news comes after the North Korean leader reemerged after months out of the spotlight, looking notably thinner. He has ignored attempts from Washington to restart nuclear negotiations in recent months. His comments are the first directed at President Joe Biden since he’s taken office and the first since the White House released details how they would deal with the threat from Pyongyang.

The state-controlled KCNA news agency reported that Kim gave a “detailed analysis” of Biden’s North Korea policy at a meeting on Thursday. According to the outlet, Kim “stressed the need to get prepared for both dialogue and confrontation, especially to get fully prepared for confrontation.”

Kim’s comments also come just days before a visit to South Korea by Sung Kim, the top U.S. official on North Korea. Sung Kim will hold meetings with both South Korean and Japanese officials in Seoul on Saturday.

The Biden administration has worked on a new approach to North Korea’s nuclear program, which describes the approach as “calibrated and practical.”  At the G-7 Summit last week, the world’s leaders called for complete denuclearization of the along with the “verifiable and irreversible abandonment” of North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs.

The meeting started with Kim announcing to expect extended COVID-19 restrictions and said North Korea would extend its border closure despite the stress on its economy.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Back in March, North Korea’s military performed its first short-range ballistic missile tests in a year but is still holding back on North Korea’s advancing nuclear arsenal. Kim may partially reduce its nuclear testing in phased steps if the Biden administration relaxes sanctions.

Stephen Anderson
Written By

Stephen Michael is a Political Correspondent based in the United States. He has reached a global audience with his coverage of the 2020 Election and Trump White House. Michael joins Forward Axis News after spending time with the Project Spurs Network since 2014 and covering reality TV in the UK, Australia, and Canada.

You May Also Like

World News

The news comes just a week after the United States said North Korea and Russia have been discussing an arms deal.


The 53-year-old actress has been in a coma and has not regained consciousness since crashing her vehicle into a residence, igniting a blaze.


David Bradford talks with Mike Einziger, Incubus guitarist and founder of Mixhalo to discuss the band's history and the future of technology.


HOUSTON (Fwrd Axis) – There’s no tea and crumpets at Moosa Cricket Stadium in Houston. No stuffy men in ties […]