North Korean leader Kim Jong-un wants to expand his arsenal of nuclear weapons. He still sees the United States as his own worst enemy, even with a new president taking office soon. Kim said this on the fourth day of his Workers’ Party convention.
Among other things, Kim said his country’s foreign policy should be aimed at subjugating the United States.
This is the first Congress of the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea in five years. Kim has spoken for a total of nine hours in recent days, correspondent Sjoerd den Daas said. News OUR Radio 1. He recognized his economic policies over the years failed. “And so those harsh words towards the United States,” Den Daas says.
Relief from sanction
“Of course he has his moment of glory had with Trump: he sat at the table three times. This gave him a lot of legitimacy, especially in his own country. Let the United States, that great enemy, take Kim so seriously that they’ll talk to him. “
Kim doesn’t expect America’s stance on North Korea to change with Joe Biden as president. Kim is using the days before his inauguration to put pressure on the United States, says Den Daas.
“This is also why he spoke again of expanding his arsenal of nuclear weapons, in the hope that eventually sanction lighting to reinforce.”
Since 2018 there were no more nuclear tests or long-range missile tests. According to Den Daas, Kim “remained silent”. He put that too the conversation continue with Trump. “You can imagine it will happen again. The North Korean economy is on the verge of collapse,” Den Daas says.
“It means the pressure on Kim to do something is increasing. To increase that pressure on America, he could test again with Joe Biden as president.”
Yesterday Kim said he wanted to improve relations with the rest of the world, but according to Den Daas, he needs someone who can be the scarecrow. “Which he can also use to tell his people: We are investing a huge amount of money in nuclear weapons, but it is necessary because of America.” It means we may be struggling now, but better times are coming. “