Published: Fri, November 15, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

NKorea Calls Biden a 'Rabid Dog' for Insulting Its Dignity

NKorea Calls Biden a 'Rabid Dog' for Insulting Its Dignity

Pyongyang said on Thursday that it had turned down a United States offer for fresh talks ahead of a year-end deadline that North Korea set for Washington to show more flexibility in negotiations.

North Korea on Thursday said the United States has proposed a resumption of stalled nuclear negotiations in December as they approach an end-of-year deadline set by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for the Trump administration to offer an acceptable deal to salvage the talks.

In general, North Korea has cited the worldwide sanctions and military threats of the United States, including its joint exercises with South Korea, as part of such a hostile policy. -South Korean exercises and criticized a lack of efforts by Washington to reciprocate de-escalatory measures to ease security concerns.

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis wrote in his recent memoir that Mr. Trump had called South Korea a "major abuser" of the bilateral relationship, a message the president began conveying even before he was elected.

Milley met his South Korean counterpart Usual Park Han-ki for the annual Protection drive Committee Meeting (MCM) on Thursday.

US President Donald Trump's insistence that Seoul take on a greater contribution as deterrence against North Korea has rattled South Korea.

North Korea has demanded that the US lift what it calls a "hostile policy" toward Pyongyang.

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Milley reiterated the "persisted commitment to offering prolonged deterrence", the observation acknowledged, a reference to the US nuclear umbrella that North Korea has long objected to. He said the North isn't willing to make a deal over "matters of secondary importance", such as possible US offers to formally declare an end to the 1950-53 Korean War, which was halted by a cease-fire, not a peace treaty, or establish a liaison office between the countries.

He then delivered a sting in the tail, saying that if the United States went ahead with a "hostile provocation", then Pyongyang "will be compelled to answer with shocking punishment that would be hard for the cope with".

U.S. Defence Secretary Impress Esper is due to meet South Korean Defence Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo for an annual Security Consultative Meeting (SCM) on Friday. It might maybe likely also furthermore space a precedent for upcoming US negotiations on defence trace-sharing with other allies.

The United States was on a "path to war" back in 2017, said Esper, because it was "very clear" the U.S. Army "was making preparations". -South Korea exercises as hostile, even in their current reduced form.

The rhetoric underscores its "impatience" with any criticism of Kim, said Cheong Seong-Chang, a senior researcher at the private Sejong Institute.

Washington has been urging Seoul to pay as much as fivefold the current amount, or almost $5 billion.

Seoul announced the decision in August after Tokyo imposed economic restrictions on Seoul in political retaliation for last year's Korean Supreme Court rulings that ordered Japanese firms to compensate victims of forced labor during Japan's 1910-45 colonial rule of the peninsula.

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