(JustPatriots.com)- After years of President Donald Trump making historic progress in peace talks between the United States and North Korea, the Biden administration is already causing problems, with the North Korean regime accusing Biden of provocation.
Ri Pyong Chil, one of the top officials in the North Korean missile program, said that President Joe Biden proved his “deep-seated hostility” to their regime after he accused the country of breaking United Nations resolutions.
North Korea launched two ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan earlier this week, marking the first successful test since President Biden took office. While South Korea and Japan both condemned the test, President Biden’s lack of progress in escalation discussions with North Korea prompted more hostility when he told North Korea to stop what they are doing and warned that there “will be responses if they choose to escalate.”
Ri told the state media outlet KCNA that the remarks from President Biden were an “undisguised encroachment on our state’s right to self-defense and provocation to it.”
Ri also said that Pyongyang expressed its “deep apprehension” over Biden criticizing their regular test fire, which they consider to be an exercise of their state’s right to self-defense.
“If the US continues with its thoughtless remarks without thinking of the consequences, it may be faced with something that is not good,” Ri continued, suggesting that North Korea was willing to increase its “thoroughgoing and overwhelming military power.”
In reality, North Korea is in its worst shape for decades. After shutting off 99% of its trade with China through 2020 owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the nation is suffering a shortage of at least five million tonnes of crops. The nation is also struggling with serious poverty and economic woes.
North Korea’s test launch came after the United States and South Korea performed joint exercises near the Korean border, and United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited the region with Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin. During their time in Korea, the two Biden administration officials repeatedly stressed that North Korea must be denuclearized, without offering any incentives to the nation to begin working with the United States and other global leaders.
A far cry from President Donald Trump’s diplomatic exercises with North Korea, the Biden administration appears to be just making things worse.