North Korea on Sunday said that Joe Biden made a “big blunder” after he insulted Pyongyang’s nuclear program during his joint address to Congress and threatened “corresponding actions.”
Yonhap News Agency reported that Pyongyang said the US is preparing for an all-out showdown with the DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea).
“The DPRK Foreign Ministry vehemently denounces the provocation from the U.S. as a vivid manifestation of the hostile policy toward the DPRK to tarnish its image and as a crude violation of its state sovereignty,” it said.
North Korea warned that the U.S. will “surely and certainly regret for acting lightly, defying our warnings.”
North Korea said Sunday that U.S. President Joe Biden made a “big blunder” after he called Pyongyang’s nuclear program a serious threat, warning the U.S. will face a “worse and worse crisis beyond control.”
Kwon Jong-gun, director general of the Department of U.S. Affairs of the Foreign Ministry, made the remarks after Biden pledged in his first congressional address last week to work with allies to address “serious threats” from the North and Iran through diplomacy and stern deterrence.
“It is certain that the U.S. chief executive made a big blunder in the light of the present-day viewpoint,” Kwon said. “Now that what 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.”
The official also said that the U.S. “will face worse and worse crisis beyond control in the near future if it is set to approach the DPRK-U.S. ties, still holding on the outdated policy from Cold War-minded perspective and viewpoint.”
“Diplomacy” and “stern deterrence,” which Biden pleged to used to address threats from the North, are “a spurious signboard for covering up its hostile acts” and “a means for posing nuclear threats” to the North, respectively, the official said.
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— Yonhap News Agency (@YonhapNews) May 1, 2021