for Kim Jong-un, the United States is the “root cause” of regional instability – RT in French

For the North Korean head of state, the United States is the “root cause” of instability in the region. Pyongyang does not seem convinced by the statements of the Biden administration which affirms not to have belligerent intentions.

The United States is the “root cause” of instability on the Korean peninsula, said North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, quoted on October 12 by the country’s official media.

Despite recent calls for dialogue from the United States, there is no reason “to believe that they are not hostile,” the North Korean head of state said on October 11 during the opening ceremony of the United States. ‘a defense exhibition in Pyongyang.

The Biden administration has repeatedly assured it has no belligerent intentions towards North Korea, which leaves Kim Jong-un skeptical: “I really wonder if people or countries believe this,” he said. he declared.

“Nothing in their actions suggests that they are not hostile,” he added, according to the official KCNA news agency, while insisting that the weapons held by his country are intended for self-defense and do not target any particular country.

The North Korean leader was speaking as his country has carried out a test of a long-range cruise missile and another in recent weeks of a missile presented as hypersonic.

The first North Korean leader to meet with a US president

In 2018, Kim Jong-un was the first North Korean leader to meet with a sitting US president. But discussions have stalled since the second summit with Donald Trump in Hanoi in 2019, which failed on the relief of international sanctions and on the gestures Pyongyang was prepared to concede in return.

Washington has repeatedly reiterated its willingness to meet with North Korean officials anytime and anywhere, as a precondition. America’s ally South Korea has bolstered its own military capabilities, successfully testing its first submarine-launched ballistic missile in September and revealing a supersonic cruise missile.

Last week, Pyongyang and Seoul reestablished their lines of communication, as a sign of warming relations for the last months in post of South Korean President Moon Jae-in, favorable to dialogue.

But Kim Jong-un accused Seoul of harboring “reckless ambition” and “illogical and double-faced” attitude. Their “frantic and dangerous attempts to strengthen their military might destroy the military balance of the Korean Peninsula and increase military instability and danger,” he added.

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