North Korea not interested in more ‘meaningless’ talks with US

epa07881491 A video grab shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (R) and US President Donald J. Trump (L) exchanging glances during the second US-North Korea summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, 27 February 2019. The second meeting of the US president and the North Korean leader, running from 27 to 28 February 2019, focused on furthering steps towards achieving peace and complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. EPA-EFE/HOST BROADCAST / POOL

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North Korea said on Monday it was not interested in meaningless talks with the United States just so President Donald Trump had something to boast about and demanded an end to what it called a policy of hostility if the United States wanted dialogue.

The comment by senior North Korean official Kim Kye Gwan, who is a former vice foreign minister, came after Trump on Sunday called on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to “act quickly” and hinted at another meeting.

Kim Kye Gwan, in a statement on North Korea’s official KCNA news agency, said he had seen Trump’s tweet but little had improved despite three meetings between the two leaders since June last year.

CNN reported this as follows: North Korea has said it is not “interested” in further meetings with the US, a day after President Donald Trump tweeted a message to the country’s leader Sunday saying “See you soon!” A statement from North Korean Foreign Ministry adviser Kim Kye Gwan, posted by state news agency, KCNA, said: “I interpreted President Trump’s tweet on the 17th to signify a new DPRK-US summit” but “we are no longer interested in these meetings that are useless to us.” Kim suggested that the US is trying to portray “advancement in Korean Peninsula issue” but that it was a delay tactic.

Via CNN 

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