North Korea maintains subtle anti-U.S. rhetoric, despite diplomatic overtures
The party daily keeps up low-level criticism as DPRK withholds positive developments from the domestic public
The authoritative North Korean party daily Rodong Sinmun continues to publish news reports and articles critical of the U.S., generally low-level, retaining most of the themes and formulations that reappeared or experienced a significant uptick in recent months.
This is despite recent positive developments in DPRK-U.S. relations and the general absence from North Korean domestic media after the country’s last weapon test on September 10 of “self-defensive national defense capabilities” and “national defense industry,” two key themes during North Korea’s weapons test campaign from late July through August (see the timeline below for more
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