The new department director general of the DPRK Foreign Ministry for negotiations with the US released the following statement on March 30:
The world does not know well why the DPRK-US relations remain amiss despite the special personal relations between the top leaders of the DPRK and the US.
US Secretary of State Pompeo gave a clear answer to it.
On March 25, he made irrelevant remarks calling for sanctions and pressure on the DPRK at a news conference held after the teleconference of G-7 foreign ministers on prevention of the spread of COVID-19 which is threatening the safety of the whole mankind.
The US President sent our leadership his personal letter carrying a "sincere aid plan" as regards the issue of curbing COVID-19 to ask for close communication, whereas the US Secretary of State slanders the country, with which his president wants to establish good relations of cooperation, against the president's will. This makes us misjudge who is the real chief executive in the US.
There is one point I reconfirmed clearly in Pompeo's remarks.
The point is that no matter how excellent and firm the relationship between the top leaders of the two countries is, it cannot reverse the US hostile policy towards the DPRK, and the resumption of dialogue much touted by the US is nothing but a decoy to keep us from going our own way.
The US must have known well about us through the mutual confrontation for several decades, I think. But it seems to think that we may give up the way we are going with determination, tempted by spotlighted personal relations between the top leaders of the two countries.
Explicitly speaking, we see through the US tricks like seeing fish in a globe and, sometimes, we sounded the US on its intention, pretending to do what it wanted.
If even a sound of coughing was heard from the White House, we correctly spotted who coughed and why. And we have foiled without difficulties the "tricks" worked out by the US policymakers.
It can be said that we as well as the international community have become accustomed to the American-style scenarios designed to bind our limbs and prevent something by putting emphasis on the personal relations between the top leaders often, as the US has no means to restrain and check us.
What the US should know clearly is that it must admit that neither threat nor witchcraft can work on us.
The only thing invented by the chief diplomat of the US is to take its appearance as a "supporter of dialogue" before the international community and make us idle away the time with absurd expectation by trumpeting about good relationship between the top leaders of the two countries and making false propaganda for dialogue.
The reckless remarks made by Pompeo seriously impaired the signboard of dialogue put up by the US President as a decoy to gain time and create an environment favourable for himself.
Hearing Pompeo's reckless remarks, we dropped the interest in dialogue with further conviction, and have become more zealous for our important planned projects aimed at repaying the US with actual horror and unrest for the sufferings it has inflicted upon our people.
The US seems to have no power and strategy to stop the second-hand that began running towards a crash again.