The Biden administration announced Monday that it is extending for another year a more than decade old executive order declaring a national emergency over the nuclear threat from North Korea.

Why it matters: In a letter addressed to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Biden noted North Korea’s “pursuit of nuclear and missile programs” and its other “provocative, destabilizing” actions continue to pose a threat to U.S. national security.

  • National emergencies regarding North Korea were previously declared by the Trump, Obama and Bush administrations.

The state of play: Biden’s special envoy for North Korea, Sung Kim, said Monday that the administration hopes for a positive response from North Korea to its offer of talks, the Associated Press reports.... Read More: Axios