- During the G7 Summit, world leaders called on North Korea to stop its nuclear program.
- Days later, Kim Jong Un ordered his government to prepare for conflict with the US.
- He also said to prepare for dialogue, suggesting he may be interested in returning to talks.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered his government to be fully prepared for confrontation with the Biden administration, state media reported Friday, days after the United States and other major powers urged the North to abandon its nuclear program and return to talks.
Kim issued the order Thursday during an ongoing ruling party meeting in Pyongyang and while making clear how the North should respond to the direction of U.S. policy under President Joe Biden, the Korean Central News Agency said.
Kim “stressed the need to get prepared for both dialogue and confrontation, especially to get fully prepared for confrontation” with the Biden administration, KCNA said.