North Korea Joins Growing Tensions With US

As if we don’t already have enough on our plate, especially with Biden leading the country… North Korea has just announced that they feel threatened that we keep doing drills with South Korea, so in response, they are making plans for a long-term confrontation with the United States.

The communist party committee said North Korea would need new ways to counter the U.S. because of continued U.S. military drills with South Korea and because the U.S. “viciously slurred our state and committed the foolish act of taking over 20 independent sanctions measures.” The committee said President Joe Biden’s administration “especially . . . persists in maneuvers to deprive the [Democratic People’s Republic of Korea] of its right to self-defense.”

Kim further threatened North Korea will build its military to pose a greater threat to the U.S.

The hostile policy and military threat by the U.S. have reached a danger line that can not be overlooked anymore despite our sincere efforts for maintaining the general tide for relaxation of tension in the Korean peninsula since the DPRK-U.S. summit in Singapore,” the communist party committee said.

The committee said it reached a unanimous conclusion to “make more thorough preparation for a long-term confrontation with the U.S. imperialism.”

Experts say Kim is reviving an old playbook of brinkmanship to extract concessions from Washington and neighbors as he grapples with a decaying economy crippled by the pandemic, mismanagement, and U.S.-led sanctions over his nuclear ambitions.

The North has been ramping up its weapons demonstrations recently, including four rounds of missile launches just this month, in an apparent effort to pressure Washington over a prolonged freeze in nuclear diplomacy.”

Some experts say…Pyongyang’s leadership likely feels it could use a dramatic provocation to move the needle with the Biden administration, which has offered open-ended talks but showed no willingness to ease sanctions unless Kim takes real steps to abandon his nuclear and missile program.”

This is likely big talk from North Korea. But still, it’s not the best time for it with the threat of war looming with actual-world powers.

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