North Korea might Adjourn Nuclear Talks with US
News reports from Pyongyang cited a senior diplomat saying that North Korea is thinking on adjourning the nuclear talks with the United States and might also reanalyse the prohibition on missiles and nuclear tests till the time US makes exceptions.
North-Korea’s Vice-Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui criticized top US officials for the failure of nuclear talks between the US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Hanoi last month, as reported by various news agencies.
Choe told the reporters in Pyongyang, “We have no intention to yield to the US demands (at the Hanoi summit) in any form, nor are we willing to engage in negotiations of this kind.”
Choe said US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and national security adviser John Bolton “created the atmosphere of hostility and mistrust and, therefore, obstructed the constructive effort for negotiations between the supreme leaders of North Korea and the United States”.
Kim would soon provide a formal declaration on his stand concerning the nuclear talks with the US and the country’s efforts on the same, added Choe.
Meanwhile, the Associated Press stated that the US missed the golden chance at the negotiations and apprised that Kim can reconsider his stance on prohibition of missile launches and nuclear tests.
“I want to make it clear that the gangster-like stand of the US will eventually put the situation in danger, and Personal relations between the two supreme leaders are still good and the chemistry is mysteriously wonderful,” Choe said.
North Korea specialist Joshua Pollack stated that North Korea might be providing a final warning and that “They’re putting down a marker, saying which way things are headed if nothing changes”.
The Trump-Kim summit failed over disagreement over US’ insistence for Pyongyang to denuclearize and North Korea’s urge for removing international sanctions levied on its nuclear and missile tests.
US National security adviser John Bolton, who has insisted for a resilient attitude to North Korea, stated last week that Trump is looking for more discussions, but also cautioned them of tougher restrictions if North Korea did not denuclearize.
In Beijing, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang urged patience and further discussion over the nuclear talks between North Korea and the United States.
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