Kim Jong Un was one of many solely international leaders who did not congratulate Joe Biden for successful the presidential election, however the supreme chief of North Korea has made a number of feedback alluding to his view of Biden because the U.S. president.

A number of weeks earlier than Biden's inauguration, Kim spoke at a Employees' Celebration Congress assembly in Pyongyang and known as the U.S. his nation's "greatest enemy," the state-run Korean Central Information Company (KCNA) reported, in accordance with Reuters.

"Our international political actions needs to be centered and redirected on subduing the U.S., our greatest enemy and principal impediment to our innovated improvement," Kim mentioned in the course of the assembly, in accordance with Reuters.

 "Regardless of who's in energy within the U.S., the true nature of the U.S. and its elementary insurance policies in direction of North Korea by no means change."

Moreover, KCNA reported that Kim mentioned the "key to establishing new relations between [North Korea] and america is whether or not america withdraws its hostile coverage" from North Korea, whereas including that "the truth is that we will obtain peace and prosperity on the Korean Peninsula after we continually construct up our nationwide protection and suppress U.S. navy threats."

In accordance with Reuters, Kim additionally criticized South Korea for participating in "non-fundamental" points reminiscent of assist amid the continued COVID-19 pandemic and famous that Seoul ought to cease conducting navy drills and shopping for navy provides from the U.S.

In response, the South Korean Unification Ministry launched a press release saying, "The inauguration of the brand new U.S. administration could be a good alternative to enhance U.S.–North Korea relations."

Kim beforehand met with former President Donald Trump on three separate events, however their conferences didn't finish with a denuclearization deal nor enhance relations with the 2 international locations.

Yoo Ho-yeol, professor of North Korean research at Korea College in Seoul, instructed Reuters after Kim's remarks that "North Korea is declaring the window for cooperation is way, a lot smaller for the Biden administration."

In 2019, the KCNA information company criticized Biden, calling him a "rabid canine" and said that he was exhibiting indicators of "the ultimate stage of dementia."

Previous to successful the presidential election, Biden made unique remarks to the South Korean information company, Yonhap in October and mentioned, "I am going to have interaction in principled diplomacy and hold urgent towards a denuclearized North Korea and a unified Korean Peninsula, whereas working to reunite Korean Individuals separated from family members in North Korea for many years."

Through the closing presidential debate, in October, Biden provided some harsh criticism of Kim, calling him a "thug" however noting that he would meet with the supreme chief of North Korea "on the situation that he would agree that he can be drawing down his nuclear capability."

Whereas Biden didn't straight point out North Korea or Kim throughout his inaugural deal with, he indicated a change from Trump's "America First" superb and mentioned, "We are going to restore our alliances and have interaction with the world as soon as once more, to not meet yesterday's challenges, however at this time's and tomorrow's."

Antony Blinken, Biden's secretary of state nominee, additionally spoke about North Korea throughout a Senate affirmation listening to on Tuesday, saying, "I feel we've to evaluation, and we intend to evaluation, your entire method and coverage towards North Korea."

"As a result of this can be a arduous downside that has plagued administration after administration. And it is an issue that has not gotten higher—in actual fact, it is gotten worse," Blinken added.

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