North Korea's Kim vows to be ready for confrontation with US
June 18, 2021
SEOUL, South Korea - 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.