North Korea rejects calls for dialogue from Washington

The United States said on Wednesday September 30 that it had “No hostile intention” towards North Korea and renewed their call for dialogue after North Korean leader Kim Jong-un denounced as ” a facade “ the Americans’ proposals for discussions. “Our policy aims for a gradual and practical approach for serious and lasting diplomacy with North Korea”, assured a spokesperson for the US State Department.

“The United States is ready to meet with North Korean officials without preconditions. We hope that North Korea will respond positively to our offer ”, he added. The statements come after Kim Jong-un called the United States’ repeated offer of dialogue a “Facade to hide their deceit and hostile acts, and a continuation of the hostile policy of previous administrations” during a speech-flowing before the Supreme People’s Assembly, the North Korean “parliament”.

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“Since the advent of the new American administration, the military threat from the United States and its hostile policy against us have not changed at all, they have become more deceptive”Kim continued, according to statements reported by the official daily Rodong Sinmun. “The most fundamental crisis that shatters the basic principles of international peace and stability is the abuse of power and coercion by the United States and its supporters”, added the North Korean leader.

A hypersonic missile?

Talks between Washington and Pyongyang have been deadlocked since the failure of the 2019 summit in Hanoi between Kim Jong-un and then US President Donald Trump. Since Kim Jong-un came to power, weapons programs have progressed, Pyongyang justifying them by the need to protect against a possible American invasion.

North Korea has not carried out any nuclear tests or intercontinental ballistic missile fire since 2017. But it said this week it has tested a hypersonic glider missile which, if the veracity of the information is confirmed, would constitute a technological breakthrough. major.

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The UN Security Council plans to meet urgently Thursday on North Korea, at the request of the United States, France and the United Kingdom, according to diplomatic sources. This session will normally be held in the morning and in camera.

The World with AFP

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