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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un proposals to resume hotline with South Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un expressed his ability to reestablish slowed down communication lines with South Korea toward the beginning of October to promote peace while disregarding U.S. offers for dialogue as “cunning ways” to disguise its hostility against the North, state media revealed Thursday.

Kim’s statement is an evident work to split apart Seoul and Washington as he wants South Korea to assist him with winning relief from the devastating U.S.- led economic sanctions and different concessions. Pyongyang this month has offered conditional discussions with Seoul close by its first missile firings in six months and moved forward with analysis of the United States.

The U.N. Security Council scheduled an emergency closed meeting on Thursday in line with the United States, United Kingdom, and France on North Korea’s new tests.

During a speech at his country’s rubber-stamp parliament on Wednesday, Kim said the rebuilding of cross-border hotlines — which have been to a great extent lethargic for over a year — would understand the Korean public’s desires for peace between the two Koreas, as indicated by the official Korean Central News Agency.

Kim blamed South Korea for being “bent on begging external support and cooperation while clamoring for international cooperation in servitude to the U.S.,” instead of focusing on settling the issues independently between the Koreas.

Kim repeated his incredible sister Kim Yo Jong’s calls for Seoul to leave its “double-dealing attitude” and “hostile viewpoint” over the North’s missile tests and different developments, saying the fate of inter-Korean ties is at a critical juncture. A few specialists say North Korea is pressuring South Korea to restrain its analysis of its ballistic missile tests, which are prohibited by U.N. Security Council resolutions, in a bid to get international recognition as a nuclear power.

South Korea’s Unification Ministry reacted that it will plan for the rebuilding of the hotlines that it said are expected to discuss and resolve numerous forthcoming issues. It said the “stable operation” of the channels is expected because their rebuilding was straightforwardly instructed by Kim Jong Un.

On the United States, Kim Jong Un excused repeated U.S. offers to continue talks without preconditions, calling them an attempt to hide America’s “hostile policy” and “military threats” that he said stay unchanged.

The Biden administration “is touting ‘diplomatic engagement’ and ‘dialogue without preconditions’ but it is no more than a petty trick for deceiving the international community and hiding its hostile acts and an extension of the hostile policy pursued by the successive U.S. administrations,” Kim said.

He added: “The U.S. remains utterly unchanged in posing military threats and pursuing hostile policy toward (North Korea) but employs more cunning ways and methods in doing so.”

North Korea has long been described as “hostile policies” U.S.- led economic sanctions on it and regular military drills between Washington and Seoul. Kim Jong Un has said he would reinforce his nuclear arsenal and not continue nuclear diplomacy with Washington except if such U.S. hostility is removed.

U.S. authorities have more than once expressed desires to sit down for converses with North Korea “anywhere and at any time,” yet have kept up with they will proceed with sanctions until the North moves toward denuclearization. The diplomacy has been slowed down for 2 ½ years because of disagreements over facilitating the U.S.- led sanctions as a trade-off for restricted denuclearization steps.

Preceding the launch Tuesday of what North Korea said was a new hypersonic missile, it likewise this month launched a recently developed cruise missile and a ballistic missile from a train. Both of those weapons could carry nuclear bombs to attack targets in South Korea and Japan, both key U.S. partners where an aggregate of 80,000 American soldiers are stationed.

Kim Jong Un keeps a moratorium on testing a longer-range missile fit for arriving at the American homeland, a sign he wants to save alive opportunities for future diplomacy with the U.S.

After almost 10 years in power, Kim Jong Un has said North Korea is confronting its most noticeably awful ever emergency due to the Covid pandemic, the U.S.- led sanctions, and natural disasters. In his most recent speech, he claimed progress toward the troubled economy yet asked for stronger efforts to tighten epidemic prevention measures and satisfy different objectives set during a January ruling Workers’ Party congress.

In the interim, Kim’s sister was elected as a member of the State Affairs Commission led by her brother during the current week’s Supreme People’s Assembly session, KCNA announced. The appointment of Kim Yo Jong, who as of now is a senior Workers’ Party official who handles Pyongyang’s relations with Seoul, is another sign Kim is solidifying his family’s standard despite the troubles.

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