North Korea on Sunday said that the United States will face a “very grave situation” because President Biden “made a serious blunder” in his speech by calling North Korea a security threat to the US and the world, and promising that his administration will maintain a hostile foreign policy towards Pyongyang.
In his first address to Congress last week, President Biden called North Korea and Iran’s nuclear programs “serious threats” to American and world security. He said that he will work with US allies to address these issue through diplomacy and strict deterrence.
“His statement clearly reflects his intent to keep enforcing the hostile policy toward the DPRK [Democratic People’s Republic of Korea] as it had been done by the U.S. for over half a century,” Kwon Jong Gun, a senior North Korean Foreign Ministry official, said in a statement.
“It is certain that the U.S. chief executive made a big blunder in the light of the present-day viewpoint,” Kwon said. “Now that the keynote of the U.S. new DPRK policy has become clear, we will be compelled to press for corresponding measures, and with time the U.S. will find itself in a very grave situation.”
Kwon did not specify what steps North Korea will take, but his threatening statement is viewed as a manoeuvre of applying pressure to the incumbent US administration in shaping its policy towards North Korea.