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Fri Apr 30, 2021, 03:09 PM

White House Says It Is Open to Diplomacy With North Korea

Source: NPR

The White House has completed a review of its policy on North Korea, press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters Friday, saying that while the aim of the U.S. remains denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, the Biden administration is open to diplomatic talks to boost security for the region.

"Our policy will not focus on achieving a grand bargain nor will it rely on strategic patience," Psaki said. "Our policy calls for a calibrated practical approach that is open to and will explore diplomacy with the DPRK and to make practical progress that increases the security of the United States, our allies, and deployed forces."

The United States relationship with North Korea, while deeply strained, expanded under former President Donald Trump. In 2018, Trump and North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un held the first ever face-to-face meeting between leaders of the two nations. The following year, Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to step foot in North Korea.

Yet despite the historic meetings between Trump and the North Korean ruler, discussions over denuclearization stalled and an agreement for the volatile nation to halt its nuclear program dissolved.

Read more: https://www.npr.org/2021/04/30/992507517/white-house-says-it-is-open-to-diplomatic-talks-with-north-korea

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Fri Apr 30, 2021, 03:22 PM

1. Please no Photo Op or Love Letters.

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Fri Apr 30, 2021, 11:54 PM

2. WP had a pretty good article on this

Biden administration forges new path on North Korea crisis in wake of Trump and Obama failures
By
John Hudson and
Ellen Nakashima

April 30, 2021 at 2:31 p.m. EDT

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/biden-administration-forges-new-path-on-north-korea-crisis-in-wake-of-trump-and-obama-failures/2021/04/30/c8bef4f2-a9a9-11eb-b166-174b63ea6007_story.html

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