North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un, said today, Sunday, that the United States is the “biggest enemy” of his country, indicating that the only way to improve relations with it is to change its “hostile” policies towards Korea.
North Korea’s leader describes America as the greatest enemy
“Korea must focus and develop to confront the United States, which is the biggest obstacle to our revolution and our biggest enemy,” Kim said.
He referred to the US President-elect, Joe Biden, without naming him, saying: “Whatever person in power (in the United States) is, the true nature of his policy against North Korea will never change.”
The nuclear weapons file
Kim talked about the subject of developing nuclear weapons in his country: “A new planning research has been completed for a nuclear submarine, and it is about to enter the final review process,” explaining that work is underway on ICBMs that could strike the mainland of America.
“Korea should continue to develop nuclear technology and produce light and small-sized nuclear warheads to be used according to set goals,” he added.
Talks over North Korea’s nuclear arsenal came to a halt when the Hanoi summit between former US President Donald Trump and Kim collapsed over what North Korea might be willing to give up in exchange for sanctions relief.
The first meeting between Trump and Kim in Singapore in June 2018 resulted in nothing but a vaguely worded pledge on nuclear disarmament, and their second summit in Vietnam eight months later aimed to build on this pledge but ended without an agreement.
On Saturday, Kim inaugurated the first congress of the ruling Worker’s Party in five years, announcing the party’s general orientation and political stance to broaden and develop foreign relations in a comprehensive manner.