After the Biden Administration’s unsuccessful attempts at contacting the North Korean Government, Kim Yo-jong, sister of Dictator Kim Jong-un, released a statement and warning to the United States.
Yo-jong said, “We take this opportunity to warn the new U.S. administration trying hard to give off a powder smell in our land. If it wants to sleep in peace for the coming four years, it had better refrain from causing a stink at its first step.”
This statement came a few hours before the Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken landed in Japan for their South Korea trip this week.
According to the U.S. State Department, the goal of the trip are to affirm the “complete denuclearization of North Korea” and to strengthen U.S., Japanese, and South Korean relations.
Under former President Trump’s administration, the U.S. scaled down military training exercises in South Korea which eased global tensions.
White House Press Secretary, Jen Psaki, said, “Diplomacy is always our goal. Our goal is to reduce the risk of escalation. But, to date, we have not received any response.”