The United States is open to sharing Covid-19 vaccines with North Korea if it gets a request, CNN reported Tuesday, which could be a step toward resuming diplomatic dialogue with Pyongyang.
The United States will hold North Korea accountable for its “egregious human rights violations,” an issue that will be a key part of the Joe Biden administration’s overarching policy toward Pyongyang, said a U.S. diplomat Tuesday.
High-profile corruption and sexual harassment cases involving public officials and curbs on freedom of speech were among human rights concerns in South Korea highlighted by a U.S. State Department annual report.
The Joe Biden administration is working to strengthen not only its trilateral cooperation with Korea and Japan, but also the bilateral relations between its Asian allies, the U.S. State Department stressed Sunday.
The U.S. State Department stressed that North Korean denuclearization remains an “urgent priority” for Washington.
The Joe Biden administration is expected to hold accountable those responsible for human rights abuses or violations in North Korea, said a U.S. State Department spokesperson.
Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and new U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken agreed that the North Korean nuclear issue should be treated as an urgent manner under the Joe Biden administration in their first phone call Wednesday.
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s appointment of seasoned Obama-era officials to his foreign policy team — many who have been critical of President Donald Trump’s outreach to Pyongyang — is raising questions over how far the new administration...
China is flagrantly evading enforcement of United Nations sanctions toward North Korea, and is consequently enabling Pyongyang’s weapons program, a senior U.S. State Department official said Tuesday.
The U.S. State Department will award up to $3 million in grants to organizations focusing on human rights in North Korea.