Washington has been trying for a month “through various channels” to contact the DPRK, but has not yet been able to receive an answer. This is reported by Reuters, citing a source in the White House. “To reduce the risk of escalation, we have contacted the DPRK authorities through several channels since mid-February. Until now, we have not received any response from Pyongyang,” said a spokesman for the American administration. And he added that there has been no “active dialogue” with the DPRK for over a year.
These statements look at least strange against the background of recent statements by the DPRK officials. “We intend to improve relations with Washington under the new US administration,” the DPRK ambassador to Berlin said during a conversation with the head of the European Parliament delegation. The conversation lasted about an hour, and its content was brought to the attention of the US officials by the Europeans.
In January, many foreign experts said that after the inauguration of the new US President Joe Biden, North Korea could go for provocations against the United States: launch missiles or start nuclear tests. But all this did not follow.