SEOUL, South Korea – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has expressed interest in restoring talks with South Korea in the coming days while criticizing the US offer of talks as “technical means” to hide its hostilities with North Korea, state media reported.
Kim’s statement may be to try to move the air between Seoul and Washington as he seeks South Korea to help him win a break from US-led economic sanctions and other agreements. Pyongyang this month held talks with Seoul on the sidelines of the first six-month arms embargo and criticism in the United States.
The UN Security Council has convened an emergency closure meeting with China at the request of the United States, the UK and France for the North Korean elections.
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In a speech to his country’s rubber party on Wednesday, Kim said the first October restoration of cross-border areas – which have been in place for more than a year – would meet the Korean people’s desire for peace between the two Koreans. , according to officials at the Korea Central News Agency.
Kim still accuses South Korea of being “determined to seek foreign support with this partnership in support of international cooperation in US detention,” rather than a commitment to resolving the conflict between Korea.
Kim echoed her sister-in-law Kim Yo Jong’s call for Seoul to abandon “double standards” and “angry views” over juvenile delinquency and other incidents. Some analysts say North Korea is forcing South Korea to express its criticism of the blockade measures, which are banned by UN Security Council resolutions, as part of its demand for global recognition as a nuclear power.
The South Korean Cooperation Agency has responded that it will arrange for the restoration of calls they said were needed to discuss and resolve many pending issues. It said it expects them to work well because their reinstatement was ordered directly by Kim Jong Un.
In the United States, Kim Jong Un has dismissed US repeated attempts to resume talks without a constitution, calling them an attempt to cover up American “adultery” and “military intimidation” in which he said there was no change.
Biden’s leaders are “opposed to ‘cooperation’ and ‘meaningless dialogue’ but it is not a ploy to deceive the international community by hiding atrocities,” Kim said.
He added: “The U.S. remains unwavering in its threats to the military and in cracking down on law in (North Korea) but uses tact and ingenuity in doing so.”
He warned that he would strengthen his nuclear weapon and stay away from negotiations with Washington unless it dropped “bad habits,” a term used to describe US-led sanctions and frequent military clashes between Washington and Seoul.
US officials have repeatedly said they hope to sit down with North Korea to “negotiate anywhere and anytime,” but have insisted that sanctions will remain in place until the North takes strong action towards nuclear deterrence. The diplomacy was suspended for 2 ½ years due to disagreements over easing sanctions to reverse the low levels of denuclearization.
China, North Korea’s last ally, said China hopes the free repatriation will help improve relations between the two Koreans. But it also urged the US to lift more sanctions against the North’s economy.
“The U.S. should refrain from repeating empty slogans, but show its credibility by providing an interesting program,” spokeswoman for the Foreign Ministry, Hua Chunying, said. “It should call for the immediate reinstatement of the Security Council’s (North Korea) obligations and the appropriate sanctions.”
President Joe Biden told the UN General Assembly last week that his administration would seek a “stronger and stronger partnership” to develop Korea’s nuclear Peninsula.
The move to North Korea in Seoul came after South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who is seeking progress in his North Korean appeal before his resignation next May, called for a declaration of peace during his UN speech last week.
“Kim Jong Un is likely to continue to use South Korea to push the Biden regime in its favor,” Kwak Gil Sup, head of the One Korea Center, a North Korean news website, wrote on Facebook. “He will work hard to divide South Korea and the US. This is the strongest plan to make the most of the (Monthly) impunity the government has been busy with making peaceful progress on the Korean Peninsula in recent months in office. ”
Meanwhile, Kim’s sister was elected a member of the State Affairs Commission chaired by her brother at the People’s Assembly on Sunday, KCNA reported. The appointment of Kim Yo Jong, a former ruling party chief who oversees Pyongyang’s relationship with Seoul, is another sign Kim is strengthening his family’s control over the economic crisis caused by the epidemic and sanctions.