People watch a television news broadcast showing file footage of a North Korean missile test, at a railway station in Seoul on September 28, 2021, after North Korea fired an ‘unidentified projectile’ into the sea off its east coast according to the South’s military. (Photo by Jung Yeon-je / AFP) (Photo by JUNG YEON-JE/AFP via Getty Images)
UPDATED 9:27 AM PT – Saturday, October 2, 2021
The Biden administration admitted North Korea was ignoring them as the regime has continued to test missiles. During a press conference on Friday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said despite the U.S. continuous outreach to leader Kim Jung Un, there has been no response to date.
Reporters pressed Psaki to explain the Biden administration’s plan to contain the dangerous nation. However, she declined to provide a clear path forward.
Rather, Psaki simply said the U.S. was aware of North Korea’s recent missile launches and has been assessing the situation.
“We’ve made specific proposals for discussion with the North Koreans, but have not received a response to date,” she stated. “So in our outreach from the United States, we remain prepared to discuss the full range of issues.”
In April, Psaki called the administration’s handling of the situation a “calibrated, practical approach.”