DPRK claims danger to US sanctions against Pyongyang

Posted on by Neeraj Jivnani

North Korea said Friday that the United States would miscalculate if it continued to adhere to the sanctions regime against the DPRK.

As the South Korean news agency Yonghap reported, DPRK Foreign Minister Lee Yong Ho warned Washington that if the US continues to pursue a hostile policy toward Pyongyang, North Korea will continue to remain the “biggest threat” to the United States.

At the same time, the Minister noted that the DPRK is ready for both dialogue and confrontation with the United States.

At the same time, he criticized US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, saying that he “casts a dark shadow” on the US-North Korean negotiation process, and is more interested in satisfying his personal political ambitions than building an American foreign policy.

Pyongyang said on the eve that it was not interested in dialogue while the United States and South Korea continue military threats against it.

“We remain unchanged in our position on resolving all issues peacefully through dialogue and negotiations. However, a dialogue accompanied by military threats does not interest us,” the DPRK Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.

He noted: “The escalation of hostile hostilities on the part of the United States and South Korean authorities reduces the dynamics of the dialogue on building lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula, and this forces us to pay closer attention to strengthening physical deterrence,” the statement said.

On the same day, US Special Representative for the DPRK Stephen Bigan said in Seoul that Washington was ready to resume denuclearization talks with Pyongyang as soon as it heard about the readiness of its North Korean colleagues.

Denuclearization talks between the US and DPRK stalled after the disruption of the February summit in Hanoi.

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