Possibility of talks with the United States 'narrowing': North Korea
SEOUL: The possibility of talks between nuclear weapons and Washington is shrinking, Pyongyang He said Tuesday after the U.S. State Department reaffirmed his designation as a state sponsor of terrorism.
Last month, the North moved away from the nuclear-level talks with the United States in Sweden, saying it was disappointed by the lack of new and creative solutions offered by Washington.
The process has stalled since the Hanoi summit between leader Kim Jong Un and the US president. UU. Donald Trump It ended in February amid a disagreement about the relief of sanctions and what the North would be willing to give up in return.
Pyongyang has since demanded Washington come forward with a new approach by the end of this year and has carried out a series of launches, the latest of them last week, when it said it fired a super-large multiple rocket launcher.
On Friday, the State Department in an annual report reaffirmed the designation of North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism, and reiterated that it was involved in murders on foreign soil.
Kim's older half-brother Kim Jong Nam was killed at Kuala Lumpur's international airport in 2017. Authorities implied Pyongyang but in April Malaysian prosecutors dropped murder charges against a Vietnamese woman who was the only remaining suspect.
The North Korean Foreign Ministry condemned the document as a serious politically motivated provocation, the official KCNA news agency said on Tuesday, a spokesman who called the United States a hotbed and ringleader of terrorism.
The channel of dialogue between the DPRK and the United States is narrowing more and more due to that attitude and position of the United States, he added using the initials of the official name of the North.