North Korea has criticized relations with the US and stated that they continue to deteriorate. On 12 June, the anniversary of the first summit of leaders of the two countries, foreign Minister of the DPRK Lee Seon Gwon issued a statement on the website of the state Agency KCNA.
He noted that two years ago the world had hope for the improvement of Korean-American relations, but today she “has been replaced by despair.”
“Spark optimism about the peaceful prosperity of the Korean Peninsula extinguished under the onslaught of pessimistic nightmare,” said Lee Seon Gwon.
He noted that the Supreme leadership of the DPRK for the normalization of relations with the United States adopted a “century of solutions”, in particular, closed nuclear testing ground have returned the remains of dozens of dead American soldiers, announced an Amnesty for prisoners of war. USA, in turn, were in favour of improvement of relations, and actually focused on aboutobostrenie situation, and now the Korean Peninsula “has become the hottest spot in the world where it is constantly visible spectre of nuclear war,” the diplomat said.
“North Korea is still included in the list of targets for U.S. preventive nuclear strike, and all types of nuclear weapons possessed by the US, aimed at us”, – said Lee Seon Gwon and blamed the US for what they are trying to turn the South Korean army “to the army offensive in nature.”
In this regard, the DPRK aims to further strengthen the forces for deterrence of nuclear war and the response to the threat from the USA.
During his term, U.S. President Donald trump met three times with North Korean leader Kim Jong-UN.
In 2017, shortly after the election, trump President, relations between Washington and Pyongyang deteriorated seriously. So, in may of 2018 trump said that the US can destroy North Korea, but a year later, on 12 June 2018, he signed an agreement with Kim Jong-UN about giving North Korea security assurances in exchange for full denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
On 27 and 28 February 2019 in Hanoi, Vietnam hosted the second U.S.-North Korean summit. The US President said that he would try to achieve with the leader of the DPRK agreement on denuclearization, and then “turn North Korea into an economic center,” but the parties have not reached agreement.
30 June 2019 trump and the leader of North Korea met in Panmunjom village in the demilitarized zone on the border of North Korea and South Korea. The parties agreed to create a group of negotiators from the two countries, which will be empowered to deal with issues of denuclearization.
From July 2019, the DPRK resumed its missile launches, which, among others, were reasons for conflict between countries.
In April 2020 the US President said he received “a nice letter” from the North Korean leader. At the same time, North Korea’s foreign Ministry said that recently American President no letters were sent out.