WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 (Yonhap) – The United States has no hostile policy and is ready to meet with North Korea without preconditions, the State Department spokesman said Wednesday after North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said the Washington’s offer to compromise with the North was a disguise for their hostility.
“The United States has no hostile intention towards the DPRK. Our policy calls for a calibrated and practical approach that is open and explores diplomacy with the DPRK to achieve tangible progress that improves the security of the United States, our allies and our deployed forces, “the spokesman told Yonhap in an email. . .
DPRK is the acronym for North Korea’s official name, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
“We are ready to face the DPRK without preconditions. We would like the DPRK to respond positively to our contact, “the spokesman added.
The United States has consistently called on North Korea to engage in dialogue since the Joe Biden administration took office in January.
North Korea has yet to respond to the US proposals.
In a speech delivered before a parliamentary session on Wednesday (Seoul time), the North Korean leader said that the hostile policy of the United States towards his country had not changed eight months after the launch of the new American administration, he reported Thursday morning the Central of North Korea. News agency (KCNA).
Kim also said that the US proposal for dialogue and unconditional participation “was nothing more than a trap to mislead the international community and hide its hostile acts.”