fredag 18. juni 2021

Kim Jong-un prepares for 'dialogue and confrontation' with the US

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said his country needs to prepare for both "dialogue and confrontation" with the US, and "especially to get fully prepared for confrontation". North Korea had earlier snubbed efforts by President Joe Biden's administration to establish diplomatic communication. This marks the first time Mr Kim has directly commented on Mr Biden's administration.

Mr Kim was speaking at a meeting of senior leaders in Pyongyang. The ruling Workers' Party central committee meeting which started this week in the capital Pyongyang also saw Mr Kim admitting the country was facing food shortages.