The DPRK will continue to develop its nuclear potential, CIA Director William Burns is convinced.
This is how he responded to a request to express an opinion on whether the DPRK will develop its missile and nuclear capabilities.
North Korea is a security threat, Burns said.
Some US sanctions are in effect against the DPRK, including due to the development of Pyongyang’s nuclear program. US President Joe Biden has stated that he is ready to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-son if he agrees to denuclearization. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that the United States has completed a review of its policy towards the DPRK. According to her, the new policy differs from the courses of the two previous presidents – “it will not be built on a big deal or rely on strategic patience.” The White House said that this will be “calibrated practical progress” and the US will continue to consult with South Korea and Japan, as well as with other allies in the region.