Kim Jong-un Offers to Restore Inter-Korean Hotline

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) state news agency KCNA reported that Kim Jong Un is willing to reimpose inter-Korean hotlines next month in an attempt to repair severed ties with the South.

Kim announced the initiative during the Supreme People’s Assembly gathering and discussed the political, economic, and social agenda of the North’s government. 

However, Kim also accused the United States for meddling with the two Korea’s diplomatic ties by initiating talks without changing its “hostile policy” towards the DPRK. South Korea and the U.S. have been convincing the North to put a stop to its nuclear testing to pave the way for peaceful economic trades.

The Biden administration said that it intends to break its impasse with North Korea regarding the denuclearization talks. 

North Korea disconnected hotlines with South Korea in early August due to its military talks with the U.S. Kim said that reinstating communications with the South will help “realize  the expectations and desire of the entire Korean nation” to mend the two nations’ political ties.

Meanwhile, South Korea’s Unification Ministry welcomed Kim’s initiative to recommence the inter-Korean hotline links, but refrained from responding to other matters he had mentioned.

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