North Korean leader Kim Jong UnKim Jong Un Iran’s – and domestic – threat to Trump’s political career is over North Korea Kim admits failures to ruling party MORE said the nation’s work should focus on putting its “enemy” the United States “on its knees.”
The country’s state media (KCNA) reported that Kim did so while addressing the 8th Congress of the Korean Workers’ Party, according to NBC News. The leader reportedly spoke for nine hours.
“Our foreign policy must focus on our enemy and the main obstacle to our revolutionary development, the United States,” Kim told NBC. “Efforts will focus on overcoming and bringing them to their knees,” he added.
Kim also threatened to expand the country’s nuclear arsenal.
Kim noted that no matter who is in the White House, “the true nature of the United States and its core policies toward North Korea never change.”
Kim reportedly lists a number of weapon systems under development The Associated Press reported, citing KNCAsuch as multi-warhead missiles, underwater nuclear missiles and long-range solid-fuel missiles. However, it is not clear how extensive North Korea’s weapons systems are.
The comments come as a newly elected president Joe BidenJoe BidenJuding Judge Biden Blocks Trump Administration Restrictions on Asylum McConnell Disseminates Proceedings for Trump’s Second Impeachment Process at Top Trump Officially Withdraws, Reissues Letter of Resignation will be sworn in on January 20. Biden has pledged to take a strong stand against Kim.
During presidential debate in October, Biden erupted President TrumpDonald Trump McConnell Disseminates Procedures for Senate’s Second Impeachment Process Against Trump Trump Proposes Building His Own Platform After Twitter Ban Poll: 18 Percent of Republicans Support Capitol Riots MORE for calling a “thug” like Kim his “good friend.” Biden he said at the time that he would meet with Kim if “he agreed to reduce his nuclear capacity”.
In the past, Trump has advertised his friendship with the dictator, and the two have met several times. However, relations between Trump and the North Korean leader have recently cooled.