Nov. 10 (UPI) — North Korea’s silence on the result of the U.S. presidential election is drawing the eye of South Korean authorities, as President-elect Joe Biden begins his transition and President Donald Trump refuses to concede his loss.

A South Korean unification ministry official informed native reporters Tuesday the federal government confirms Pyongyang has “not proven any official response” to the information of Biden’s victory, Newsis reported.

The ministry additionally stated it’s monitoring the reactions of China and Russia, two of North Korea’s closest companions. Neither Beijing nor Moscow has congratulated the president-elect since Saturday, when Biden turned the projected winner.

North Korea has assorted within the timing of its response to previous U.S. elections. In 2016, Pyongyang was comparatively fast to report on the defeat of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Korean Staff’ Celebration newspaper Rodong Sinmun claimed on Nov. 10 of that yr President Barack Obama’s technique of “strategic persistence” towards North Korea had “failed,” a day after reporting Trump’s win, or instantly after the election. North Korea additionally reported the result solely after Clinton delivered her concession speech.

On Tuesday, the unification ministry official stated North Korea could possibly be holding again from reporting the U.S. election consequence probably as a result of there was “no concession speech” from Trump.

However the official additionally stated that remark is “not conclusive,” and that the ministry is monitoring developments in “neighboring nations, China and Russia.”

On Monday, as world leaders despatched their messages to Biden, North Korea media skipped any point out of the USA, in response to Yonhap. Kim Jong Un has additionally been absent from the general public eye, along with his most up-to-date look in October, when he paid a silent tribute to Chinese language troopers who fought within the Korean Struggle.

Pyongyang has reduce considerably on overt army provocations in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic.

North Korea continues to report back to the World Well being Group there are not any instances of COVID-19 within the nation. The regime has examined 12,072 folks by Oct. 29 with no constructive outcomes, in response to Edwin Salvador, the WHO consultant to North Korea, Radio Free Asia reported Monday.