North Korea Says U.S. Faces 'Very Grave Situation'

North Korea is angry that President Joe Biden called them a security threat in his first address to Congress.

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- North Korea has issued a warning, saying the US will face a very grave situation after President Joe Biden called the country a security threat in his first address to Congress.

JOE BIDEN: On Iran and North Korea, nuclear programs that present serious threats to American security and the security of the world. We're going to be working closely with our allies to address the threats posed by both of these countries through diplomacy, as well as stern deterrence.

- North Korea, lashing back, saying the US appears to want to take a hostile approach to the Asian nation. A North Korean senior foreign ministry official warned of unspecified corresponding measures and said, "In time, the US will find itself in a very grave situation." The White House is finalizing US policy toward North Korea with press Secretary Jen Psaki saying, it would be somewhere between Donald Trump's grand bargain and Barack Obama's strategic patience in dealing with North Korea's nuclear program.

The summit diplomacy North Korean leader Kim Jong Un launched with former President Trump has been stalled for nearly two years. In January, Kim threatened to expand his nuclear arsenal, targeting the US and hinging on whether he considered America's policy to be hostile. For Newsy, I'm Alex Arger.