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US says ‘no hostile intent’ towards North Korea, yet ready for talks

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US-North Korea relations: The US said it had “no hostile intentions” towards North Korea. (file)

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The United States said Wednesday it has “no hostile intentions” toward North Korea and remains open to the idea of ​​talks after Kim Jong Un called the proposal “no more than a small ploy.”

Kim has accused US President Joe Biden’s administration of pursuing a hostile policy against his nuclear-armed nation, even though Biden’s government has repeatedly offered to meet with North Korean officials without preconditions.

“The United States has no hostile intentions toward the DPRK,” a State Department spokesman said in a statement.

“Our policy calls for a calibrated, pragmatic approach that seeks serious and sustained diplomacy with the DPRK to make concrete progress that enhances the security of the United States, our allies and our deployed forces.”

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