North Korea's propaganda outlet reports on Biden election
2024-07-18 05:54:46

                                                                                                 U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington,<strong></strong> Jan. 20. AP-Yonhap
U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Jan. 20. AP-Yonhap

By Jung Da-min

North Korea's propaganda outlet DPRK Today indirectly reported on the election of U.S. President Joe Biden, Saturday, the first time for a North Korean outlet to refer to Biden since his election in early November, three days after his inauguration at the White House.

Citing Jajusibo, a "pro-Pyongyang outlet" based in South Korea's North Gyeongsang Province, the DPRK Today article dealt with the news of a recent riot and violent attack against the U.S. Congress at the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., by fervent supporters of then-President Donald Trump.

The DPRK article then went on to say the U.S. Congress confirmed the election of Biden the day after the riot. "The U.S. Congress could not announce the election of Biden due to the riot, but it could announce it the following day," read the article, which was published three days after the inauguration of the new U.S. president.

North Korea's official state-run media including the Korean Central News Agency and Rodong Sinmun, however, have yet to report on the election or the inauguration of Biden. North Korea watchers had earlier said Pyongyang is expected to maintain a prudent stance toward Washington to draw up new strategies for the denuclearization negotiations between the countries.

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