May 12, 2021

US says its North Korea policy review is ‘not aimed at hostility’

National security adviser emphasizes diplomacy and responds to North Korean threats of a “crisis beyond control”

A top U.S. security official defended Washington’s new North Korea policy review on Sunday, arguing that it’s not trying to take a “hostile” stance against the DPRK after Pyongyang condemned it over the weekend.

“Our policy towards North Korea is not aimed at hostility. It's aimed at solutions,” National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said in an interview with ABC News on Sunday.