Australia’s Lowe interpreter website said on December 4 that North Korea has been silent about Biden’s election, and the country has previously made a statement soon after the results of the U.S. election are announced.
The article said that Biden may not restore the so-called “strategic patience” attitude before Trump’s administration, but he is willing to meet with North Korea’s top leader Kim Jong-un if it helps to promote denuclearization. Kim Jong-un could restart denuclearization talks with Biden and reach a small but practical deal. This may be a “step-by-step” agreement compared with Trump’s “do it all or not” approach. It should be a feasible solution.
The article also said that South Korea is pushing the Biden administration to engage with North Korea and restart talks on the opportunity of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, as it did at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Despite silence on Biden’s election, North Korea is modifying its diplomatic strategy towards the United States to allow working-level diplomats to play a greater role, because Biden likes to have bottom-up dialogue before leaders meet.
The article pointed out that Trump’s diplomacy failed to meet its goals, but it did set the framework for future negotiations. North Korea is willing to let the United States and South Korea try again. Biden should not waste this opportunity.