North Korea this morning said U.S. President Joe Biden made a "big blunder" in his first address to Congress last week, warning against remarks it said indicate a "hostile" policy.
According to the regime's state media, that warning came from director general Kwon Jong-gun of the U.S. affairs department at the North's foreign ministry.
Kwon said Biden's policy is now clear.
And he warned that Washington will face a crisis "beyond control" if it approaches North Korea from what he called an outdated perspective.
President Biden, in his speech last week, pledged to deal with the North and Iran through "diplomacy and deterrence."
In a separate statement, North Korea's foreign ministry condemned the U.S. for insulting the dignity of its supreme leadership by criticizing the regime's human rights record.
Last week, U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price called the North "one of the most repressive and totalitarian states in the world."