May 16, 2021

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North Korea blasts Biden’s Congress speech, warns of ‘grave situation’ for US

North Korea’s foreign ministry also called U.S. State Department criticism of DPRK human rights a “political trick”

North Korea’s foreign ministry issued two statements on Sunday, slamming U.S. President Joe Biden’s most recent speech to Congress and a State Department press statement condemning North Korean human rights abuses.

Kwon Jong Gun, the foreign ministry’s Director-General of the Department of U.S. Affairs, said Biden’s characterization of North Korea as a “serious threat” was “illogical and an encroachment upon the DPRK's right to self-defense.”