Biden Administration Have completed a month ago North Korea Policy Review, White House press secretary Jane Saki told reporters on Friday that the United States “is practically open and will explore diplomacy”.
“I can confirm that we have completed a review of our (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) policy, which was completely rigorous and inclusive. We consulted with external experts and several former administrations closely with our predecessors, And our approach goes beyond their lessons learned and shared, ”Saki told reporters on Air Force One in response to a question by CNN’s Arlette Sainz.
The goal of the administration, he said, Full denomination is The Korean Peninsula “with a clear understanding that the efforts of the last four administrations have not achieved this objective.”
He said that US policy would move forward, “a practical approach”.
“Our policy will not focus on achieving a grand bargain, nor will it depend on strategic patience. Our policy calls for a pragmatic practical approach that is open to detecting diplomacy with the DPRK, and have allied and deployed forces to make practical progress that enhances the security of the United States, ”she said.
In March, North Korea was done Its first weapons test since Biden became president, launching two projectiles in one step, was taken as a “fall to the bottom end of the spectrum” of actions provoking senior administration officials who could govern.
The test was widely expected. A US official told CNN that North Korea had launched short-range projectiles, possibly artillery or cruise missiles, not ballistic missiles – a major difference that underscores the Biden administration’s view that it as a serious violation Does not qualify and will not deter America. To do diplomacy with Pyongyang.
After a second launch In a week in March, Biden warned that there would be “reactions” by North Korea if ballistic missiles were continued.
That month, the North Korean state media Claimed The country added a new guided missile to its arsenal.
As they are reviewing this North Korea policy, US officials have engaged heavily in consultations with the government and in Asia, as well as high-level consultations with former officials of the Trump administration. President Joe Biden met with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga after the end of the review, and will meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on May 21, a day after the White House announced it.
The US has been in “close contact with allies and allies” during the review process. While living in Washington, Biden discussed it with Suga, Sosaki said, “It has been discussed at every level.”
On Thursday, The top US general met his South Korean and Japanese counterparts in Hawaii. Among the topics discussed were Joint Chief Chairman General Mark Mille and other top military officials in the region who shared concerns about North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile program.
And earlier this month, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan met with his South Korean and Japanese counterparts in Annapolis, Maryland to discuss the administration’s review of North Korea policy.
Megan Vazquez and Oren Lieberman of CNN contributed to this report.