Kim Jong-un, North Korean Leader Says His Nation Needs To Prepare For Both Dialogue And Confrontation With The US.
Speaking at a meeting of senior leaders in Pyongyang on Thursday, June 17, Kim directly commented on Joe Biden’s administration for the first time since he assumed office in January 20, 2021.
“especially to get fully prepared for confrontation in order to protect the dignity of our state and its interests for independent development”, as well as to guarantee a peaceful environment and North Korea’s security, according to state media outlet KCNA.
He also said North Korea would “sharply and promptly” react to any developments and “concentrate efforts on taking stable control of the situation on the Korean peninsula”.
Biden had called Kim a “thug”, prior to the US election and days before Biden’s inauguration, North Korea put on a show of force with a massive military parade that showcased a new missile.