During a campaign stop in Pennsylvania on Saturday, Biden blasted President Trump for dealing with unsavory world leaders.
The state news agency further accused Biden of insulting the country's leadership and engaging in an "intolerable and serious politically-motivated provocation" against the North.
UNITED NATIONS-North Korea's U.N. ambassador said Tuesday the Trump administration should consider the possible consequences that the recent US seizure of a North Korean cargo ship could have on relations between the two countries and immediately return the vessel.
"In April 2011 when the then President [Barack] Obama was in the middle of making a speech, [Biden] was fast asleep in the auditorium", the commentary said, adding Biden became a "laughing-stock of the media". "This is enough to make a cat laugh", it added.
Permanent Representative of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to the United Nations, Kim Song, reiterated a demand for the immediate return of the vessel and said that Pyongyang was closely monitoring Washington's "every move" which aims at bringing maximum pressure on the North to make it "kneel down", Al Jazeera reported.More news: Trump to sidestep Congress to clear arms deals benefiting Saudi Arabia, UAE
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To be fair, Biden did call North Korea's Kim Jong Un a dictator and a tyrant.
"They're probably calculating there's more to gain from creating a perception they favor President Trump than any cost from criticizing a potential future president so early in the race".
"Biden 2020 is to Kim Jong Un as (Hillary) Clinton 2016 was to Putin", Jackson wrote on Twitter, referring to the famously antagonistic relationship between Clinton and the Russian president.
The U.S. Justice Department on May 9 announced it had impounded the 17,061-ton Wise Honest bulk carrier and accused it of exporting North Korean coal in violation of U.S. and UN Security Council sanctions. The two leaders were unable to agree on how to match the pace of sanctions relief with steps to dismantle North Korea's nuclear program.
Speaking to reporters for the first time since he took the post, Kim said South Korea and the U.S.
Unification Minister Kim Yeon-chul on Tuesday hinted that the government is pushing for another border summit with North Korea, saying Seoul is considering "various measures" to resume stalled dialogue.