Hello. Biden Admin's North Korea Policy Review is done but it HASN'T BEEN REVEALED right? Pyongyang is freaking out, misreading the tea leaves. If Biden is serious about a new "phased approach" building on Singapore, REVEAL THE POLICY!!!
2/Get the lead out!!

I've already critiqued what I've gleaned from Jen Psaki's comments and this WP piece 👇and found Biden's NK Policy Review deserving of a B. Don't make me change my grade.😉 You, uh, ARE going to tell America & world what it is, right?
3/Pyongyang obviously didn't catch the Washington Post piece (which I presume is accurate). So they don't know that Biden is focussed on "denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula" and wants to build on Singapore. I believe they can work w/ that - But not before you tell them!!
4/Does Biden have the leadership skill to address the nation and say this? "We want to work with North Korea and make progress where past administrations have failed. We're willing to enter a new "phased" approach that addresses mutual security guarantees with the goal of peace.
5/"I believe that neither of us wants conflict. If DPRK is willing to put the brakes on its nuclear & ICBM programs and allow USFK to stay in South Korea indefinitely, we can end joint military exercises and begin a process of lifting sanctions as we iron out the details of how
6/"both our countries can provide the security guarantees that are needed that will lower the tensions, enable us to build trust and work towards peace on the Korean Peninsula. It might not be a perfect solution, but you know, we don't live in a perfect world. If the US and DPRK
7/"can learn how to peacefully coexist with one another, even if they retain a minimum nuclear deterrence to defend themselves against other actors, our new relations in an era of peace will benefit Koreans, NE Asia, the US and the world. North Korea has a lot to offer the
8/"world and I hope they are willing to work with us in achieving the goal of living harmoniously in a world that values peace."

That's the kind of message that would be bold, historic and rivet DPRK's attention. They, nor we, want conflict. It's time to roll up our sleeves!! ✌️

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