(ReliableNews.org) – Former President Donald Trump adopted a no-nonsense, “America first” approach to foreign policy throughout his time in office. As a result, the heads of adversarial nations like North Korea took care not to provoke a negative response from his administration. Sadly, the same cannot be said for the rogue nation’s approach to President Joe Biden, as exemplified by its recent threats to revive its nuclear arms production.
On Thursday, January 20, North Korea’s state-sponsored Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported the explosive news that Kim Jong-un recently presided over a Politburo meeting held by the country’s ruling Workers Party.
Attendees decided to implement a series of policy goals intended to bolster North Korea’s military capabilities immediately due to concerns over so-called “hostile moves” by US officials.
Accusing the U.S. of hostility and threats, North Korea says it will consider restarting "all temporally-suspended activities" it had paused during its diplomacy with the Trump administration. https://t.co/20Nw3Bz0rs
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) January 20, 2022
The KCNA also reported North Korean officials were considering resumption of “all temporarily-suspended activities” agreed to with Trump administration officials, an apparent reference to the restart of the testing of nuclear explosives and long-range missile systems like intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs).
Experts say the recent threats indicate a return by Pyongyang to previous strategies designed to bluff the US into making concessions. North Korea faces grave internal concerns in the wake of US economic sanctions, financial mismanagement, increased isolation from other countries, and economic fallout related to the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hopefully, Biden administration officials will heed the success of his predecessor’s approach to foreign policy and won’t fall for North Korea’s obvious ploy.
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