US Secretary of State Antony Blinken opened the Group of Seven’s first face-to-face talks in two years on Monday by introducing the new government’s new approach to North Korea that it has already denounced.

While Covid raged in India but increasingly under control in the west, Britain welcomed the Foreign Ministers of the Club of Rich Democracies in London to discuss a post-pandemic agenda and prepare for a G7 summit in south-west England next month > India, South Korea, South Africa and the chairman of the ASEAN bloc, Brunei, were invited as guests to the three-day talks, which also deal with the increasing tensions with Russia and China and the diplomacy to revive a nuclear deal with Iran. </ Amid strict anti-Covid measures, including movement restrictions, Blinken met separately with the Foreign Ministers of Japan and South at his hotel Korea, days after President Joe Biden completed a policy review on North Korea.

“We are grateful to have this opportunity to have an in-depth discussion with the US after your policy review is complete,” said South Korean Chung Eui -yong, when he welcomed the “very positive and frank message” from Biden in his address to Congress last week.

The State Department said Blinken and Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi “expressed their concern about North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs shared “.

They agreed to work with Japan’s occasional rival, South Korea,” to advance the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, “said a statement.

Biden ordered an assessment of North Korea’s policy after the unusual, highly personalized diplomacy of his predecessor Donald Trump, the three televised meetings with the boy Totalitarian State Leader Kim Jong Un included.

The review suggested a middle ground by turning away from Trump’s ambitious but ultimately unsuccessful attempt to reach a far-reaching settlement that finally brought an official end to the after seven decades Korean War.

The White House also said it would look into North Korea, a move away from former President Barack Obama’s policy of “strategic patience” – or keep Pyongyang at bay until its behavior changes.

“Our policies will not focus on great business or be based on strategic patience,” said White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Friday as she acknowledged that successive administrations are failing the goal of ending North Korea’s nuclear program North Korea on Sunday denounced the Biden approach, saying it had been around for more than half a century pursues “hostile policies”.

“The US claims of” diplomacy “is a false shield to cover up its hostile actions, and the” deterrence “it touts is just a means to keep the DPRK nuclear threaten, “Foreign Minister Kwon Jong Gun told the state media. under the official name of North Korea.

US officials largely expected a violent reaction from North Korea, known for its colorful statements, including the 2019 description of Biden as a “mad dog” who “must be beaten to death with a stick.” “.

A welcome dinner for the group of seven foreign ministers will address both North Korea and Iran.

Both the United States and Great Britain have downplayed reports that Iran is releasing its respective nationals from captivity, if diplomacy increases.

Britain said talks are ongoing and condemned the “torture” of dual national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe after Iranian state television said she could be released from years of imprisonment after London had one I have paid my old debt.

According to the G7, Blinken will i n travel to Ukraine to demonstrate its support there, but then withdraw around 100,000 soldiers along its border and in the annexed Crimea

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