North Korea dismisses ‘spurious’ US diplomacy: State media

  

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Via:  hallux  •  2 weeks ago  •  14 comments

By:   Al Jazeera

North Korea dismisses ‘spurious’ US diplomacy: State media
Pyongyang says US policy ‘outdated’ as Biden said he would use diplomacy and ‘stern deterrence’ to contain North Korea’s nuclear ambitions

North Korea has been trapped in in a Skinner box of perpetual angst since the 1950s.


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North Korea branded US diplomacy “spurious” on Sunday, dismissing the idea of talks with Washington a day after the Biden administration said it was open to diplomatic negotiations on denuclearisation, state media reported.

Diplomacy was a “spurious signboard” for the United States to “cover up its hostile acts”, the North Korean foreign ministry said in a statement run by the KCNA news agency.

It also warned President Joe Biden that he had made a “big blunder” with his “outdated” stance towards the country.

In a separate statement also run by KCNA, the foreign ministry accused Biden of insulting Kim Jong Un, and added, “We have warned the US sufficiently enough to understand that it will get hurt if it provokes us.”

Biden had said in his first address as president to Congress on Wednesday that he would use “diplomacy as well as stern deterrence” to contain North Korea’s nuclear ambitions.

Jenny Town, director of 38 North, a Washington-based North Korea monitoring programme, told Reuters news agency the broad strokes of the Biden policy sound good so far.

“But the details will matter greatly to assessing how successful the administration might be with this ‘new approach’. Not sure there’s much to say until we see more,” she said.

There are ongoing concerns that North Korea might return to testing nuclear devices. North Korea launched two suspected ballistic missiles into the sea near Japan in March.

The White House did not say whether it would offer concessions to convince North Korea to return to talks.

The Biden administration has simultaneously signalled a hard line on human rights, denuclearisation and sanctions, while making diplomatic overtures that officials say have been rebuffed by Pyongyang, which has long demanded sanctions relief.


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Hallux
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1  seeder  Hallux    2 weeks ago

There is of course always exchanging giant birthday cards ...

 
 
 
Kavika
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1.1  Kavika   replied to  Hallux @1    2 weeks ago
There is of course always exchanging giant birthday cards ...

I guess that Biden isn't going with the ''love letter'' Trump diplomacy.

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
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2  Thrawn 31    2 weeks ago

Maybe Biden should try love letters, worked so well for the last admin.

Look, N Korea is not giving up their nukes, end of story. There is no solution here because our goals are a complete nonstarter for them and vice versa. We both want completely opposite things. IMO the best we can do is make it clear that any hostility from North Korea will result in the destruction of the regime.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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2.1  Texan1211  replied to  Thrawn 31 @2    2 weeks ago

probably worked as well as his predecessor's tactics did 

 
 
 
Texan1211
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2.2  Texan1211  replied to  Thrawn 31 @2    2 weeks ago

how exactly will the regime be destroyed?

 
 
 
Hallux
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2.2.1  seeder  Hallux  replied to  Texan1211 @2.2    2 weeks ago

Internally ... until then relax.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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2.2.2  Texan1211  replied to  Hallux @2.2.1    2 weeks ago

so you think he meant it that way?

 
 
 
Hallux
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2.2.3  seeder  Hallux  replied to  Texan1211 @2.2.2    2 weeks ago

I responded to you ... who is "he"?

 
 
 
Texan1211
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2.2.4  Texan1211  replied to  Hallux @2.2.3    2 weeks ago

last line in post 2.

do you belive THAT is what he meant?

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
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2.2.5  Thrawn 31  replied to  Texan1211 @2.2    2 weeks ago

If they launch any type of attack we will counter attack and remove the regime. Pretty simple. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
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2.2.6  Texan1211  replied to  Thrawn 31 @2.2.5    2 weeks ago

ooh, saber-rattling!!

Democrats should be cautious about drawing red lines 

 
 
 
321steve - realistically thinkin or Duu
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2.2.7  321steve - realistically thinkin or Duu   replied to  Thrawn 31 @2.2.5    2 weeks ago
Pretty simple.

Unless China decides to take a stand, which likely they would. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
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2.2.8  Texan1211  replied to  321steve - realistically thinkin or Duu @2.2.7    2 weeks ago

yeah, I don't believe that was thought through very well.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
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2.3  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Thrawn 31 @2    2 weeks ago

The difficulty I see with your last sentence is the US having the national and political will to follow through with a threat like that. Not sure the current administration has that.

 
 
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