U.S. envoy proposes to meet with North Korea “anytime, anywhere” Kim Jong-un News
The United States is taking a new approach to Pyongyang, which has nuclear weapons, in an attempt to get it back into negotiations.
As the negotiations between the two countries continued to fall into a deadlock, Kim Sung, the US special envoy for North Korea, proposed to meet Pyongyang officials “anytime, anywhere.”
At the same time, Kim said on Monday that the United States will continue to implement the UN Security Council’s sanctions on North Korea’s nuclear weapons program and urged other countries to do the same.
He said: “We continue to hope that North Korea will respond positively to our outreach activities and our proposal to hold meetings in any location unconditionally,” he said, referring to North Korea’s official name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
Kim, who was appointed at Last month’s summit US President Joe Biden and South Korean President Moon Jae-in arrived in Seoul on Saturday for a five-day visit.
The Biden administration has Previous commitment Take “practical and targeted methods” against North Korea, including diplomatic efforts, to persuade the country to abandon its banned nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un stated in his first response to the Biden policy review last week, Pyongyang must be prepared Whether it is “dialogue or confrontation”.
Since the third summit between the North Korean leader and Biden’s predecessor, Donald Trump, broke down, negotiations aimed at persuading Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear weapons program have stalled.
U.S. special envoy Kim met with Noh Kyu-duk, South Korea’s highest nuclear envoy, and held a trilateral meeting with his Japanese counterpart Takehiro Funakoshi.
Noh said that he and Kim Jong-un discussed ways to cooperate and promote a “rapid” resumption of dialogue with North Korea. Noh and Funakoshi also plan to hold bilateral meetings to discuss North Korea.
Last week, Kim Jong-un said that North Korea’s food situation was “tight,” which sounded the alarm for a pandemic in a country where the agricultural sector is dying.
The state-run KCTV reported on Sunday that Kim Jong Un and senior officials discussed “emergency measures” to resolve the country’s “current food crisis.”
North Korea has long maintained that it has not had a case of the virus-analysts doubt it-but it has paid a heavy economic price for the lockdown it imposed.
Trade with China’s economic lifeline has slowed to a trickle, and all international aid efforts are facing severe restrictions.