December 05, 2020

Seoul’s foreign minister: Biden will handle North Korea differently from Obama

South Korean foreign minister Kang Kyung-wha meets with Pompeo and other officials in Washington, D.C.

President-elect Joe Biden probably won’t revive the Obama administration’s “strategic patience” approach to dealing with North Korea, South Korea’s foreign minister said during a visit to Washington, D.C.

Foreign minister Kang Kyung-wha landed in the U.S. over the weekend and dined with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday afternoon local time. The trip — albeit planned before Biden won the election — served as an opportunity for Seoul to touch base on the United States’ North Korea policy moving forward.