Last June, North Korea cut the line of communication between them and their neighbors to the south, a move that renewed tensions between the two nations. Now reports state that the North has restored the hotline to restart dialogue.
A spokesperson for South Korea’s blue house said that Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae In have extended their regards and agreed to revive their previously suspended dialogue by restarting their hotline between the two countries. Reports state that letters have been sent back and forth between the two Korean leaders since the beginning of 2021.
State-Run media in the hermit nation has announced that Pyongyang wants “the whole Korean nation desires to see the North-South relations recovered from setback and stagnation as early as possible.” the announcement went on to say, “In this regard, the top leaders of the north and the south agreed to make a big stride in recovering the mutual trust and promoting reconciliation by restoring the cutoff inter-Korean communication liaison lines through the several recent exchanges of personal letters,”
US AND BIDEN:
In June, Biden extended the long-standing executive order declaring a national emergency over the nuclear threat North Korea poses for another year, a move that has stagnated any dialogue between North Korea and Washington DC. Biden and Moon have both reiterated the importance of North Korea’s denuclearization when they met back in May.
President Moon said after Biden was inaugurated that Trump had wasted any advancement in the relationship between North and South stating: Trump “beat around the bush and failed” on North Korea.