North Korea Slams Joe Biden for Criticizing Leader Kim Jong Un

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North Korean state media slammed former U.S. vice president and 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden for criticizing leader Kim Jong Un, calling him “bereft of elementary quality as a human being”.

The criticism contrasts with North Korea’s repeated references to the good relationship between Kim and U.S. President Donald Trump. Kim said in April his personal relationship with Trump was still good despite the collapse of their second summit in Vietnam in February.

According to Newsweek, Biden said at a campaign launch in Philadelphia on Saturday: “Are we a nation that embraces dictators and tyrants like (Russian President Vladimir) Putin and Kim Jong Un?”

State media the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) responded to criticism of the North’s leadership in a commentary late on Tuesday.

“What he uttered is just sophism of an imbecile bereft of elementary quality as a human being, let alone a politician,” it said.

KCNA listed previous controversies concerning Biden, including allegations of plagiarism and falling asleep during a speech by former President Barack Obama in 2011.

“We will never pardon anyone who dare provoke the supreme leadership of the DPRK but will certainly make them pay for it,” KCNA said, using North Korea’s official name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

Denuclearization talks have stalled since the breakdown of the second meeting between Trump and Kim in February and North Korea conducted more weapons tests this month.

The tests were seen as a protest by Kim after Trump rejected his calls for sanctions relief at the Hanoi summit.

(Reporting by Joyce Lee; Editing by Paul Tait)

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Barbara Naumchik Geils
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apparently he doesnt have a problem with his former boss sucking up to Iran though does he? he was ok with giving them loads of cash and lifting sanctions to the number one sponsor of terrorism, and had no problem with hillary under obamas cabinet giving russia uranium? this guy is a joke and the fact that he is the leader of the gaggle of buffoons trying to get the democratic nominations is scary

Charles
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Anyone can plainly see that Biden would undermine any progress made with communist powers. He’d put us back in a cold war, but continue outsourcing jobs.

Tom Bodine
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The gaff prone buffoon is just a man without any plan.

Otis
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At least Joe’s take on UNsane rolly-poly is correct, but Joe is too inept to lead on the world stage because rhetoric and his record do not a President make.

James
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Trump should tighten the sanctions even more – until the fat pig in NK squeals “Uncle”.

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