North Korea does not respond to Biden’s calls. The new Administration has tried, without success, to reactivate the communication channels with the Kim Jong-Un regime.
The government of US President Joe Biden has tried to contact North Korea since mid-February through different channels, including its mission to the United Nations, but has not received a response, according to a high-ranking official quoted. by the chain CNN.
” To reduce the risks of an escalation , we have been in contact with the North Korean government through various channels since mid-February, including through New York,” the official said in reference to the government’s mission in that city. North Korean for representation before the UN. “To date,” he added, “we have not received any response from Pyongyang.”
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to CNN, explained that Biden’s attempts come after a year in which Washington has not had any “active dialogue” with Pyongyang, despite repeated US efforts.
In 2018, North Korea and the US began a negotiation process that led to two summits between then-US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un: the first in June 2018 in Singapore and the second in February 2019 in Hanoi, which was closed without agreement on the denuclearization process.
Later, in December 2019, North Korea announced that it was suspending negotiations with the US, although the Trump Administration tried to keep the dialogue open.
Biden, who took office on January 20, has not yet explained what his approach to North Korea will be.
For now, his government has limited itself to reviewing policy towards that country , including possibilities to address its alleged nuclear program and the launch of ballistic missiles.
As part of that process, the Executive has held meetings with former officials with experience in relations with North Korea, including those who worked under the Trump administration. The North Korea policy review will end in the coming weeks, the official quoted by CNN detailed.
Next week, Secretaries of State and State, Antony Blinken, and Defense, Austin Lloyd, will visit their two closest allies in the Far East, Japan and South Korea, who also played a central role in Trump’s negotiations with Korea. from North.