Biden has chosen to hold talks after months of speculation that there is no progress in attracting Pyongyang to supply nuclear weapons.
U.S. President Joe Biden will scrutinize the talks but does not want a “big deal” with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as he launches a new campaign to force Pyongyang to supply its nuclear weapons and weapons, the White House said on Friday.
“Our goal is to perpetuate the devastation of the Korean Peninsula,” Biden Secretary of Press Jen Psaki told reporters.
The U.S. policy will see “an established, legitimate way to open up and investigate negotiations” with North Korea, he said.
The new approach follows the scrutiny of North Korean policies by Biden’s incoming supervisors after three major meetings between Kim and former US President Donald Trump failed to do anything to convince Pyongyang to supply its weapons.
Barack Obama’s plan, which has refused to negotiate with North Korea and not with Pyongyang to resolve the crisis, has not worked.
“Our mindset will not focus on achieving big money, or relying on patience,” Psaki said.
North Korea, meanwhile, has said he refused to plead from Biden officials. Pyongyang wants the United States and its agencies to lift economic sanctions imposed on its weapons.
Psaki did not provide details of what the next part of the supervisors would be without discussions with colleagues. Biden met with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga two weeks ago and meets with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on May 21 at the White House.
The US had been in contact with South Korea during the course of its review and Washington had informed Seoul of the developments, South Korea’s foreign ministry said.
“The two countries will discuss North Korea’s terms of reference at a meeting of foreign ministers in May and will continue the agreement so that talks on North Korea-US can resume as soon as possible.”
Last month, Moon urged Biden to join Kim in the nuclear issue, saying he prefers “high-level talks”.
Jenny Town, director of 38 North, Washington-based North Korea monitoring program, says all the whiplash of Biden’s policies is clear at the moment.
“But more will be needed to assess how successful managers can be with this” new approach “. Not sure if there is more to say until we see more,” he said.
There are growing concerns that North Korea should return to test nuclear weapons. North Korea has launched missiles thrown into the sea near Japan in March.
The White House has not said whether it will allow North Korea to return to talks.
Biden officials immediately reaffirmed human rights, nuclear deterrence and sanctions, while holding talks that officials say were rejected by Pyongyang, which has been demanding its establishment.