Ramadan banner
Lebanese Parliament Term Ends, New Gov’t to Be Formed Germany to Build Deportation Centers for Unwanted Migrants NYT: Trump Afraid Meeting with Kim Will Be ’Political Embarrassment’ After US & Guatemala, Paraguay Opens Embassy in Al-Quds Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano Lava Flowing into Pacific China, US Call A Ceasefire in Trade Dispute AI Urges IMN to Seek Sheikh Zakzaky’s Justice beyond Nigeria Iran Withstanding Pressures Strongly, Says Claim to Offer New Package another JCPOA Lie US Says Won’t Recognize Venezuela Election Result Venezuela’s Elections: Nicolas Maduro Re-Elected President for Second Term #Iran's #Qassemi: Our presence in #Syria at #Damascus' demand #GreatReturnMarch: 2 Wounded From #Israeli Border Fire Martyred #France: Attack foiled, two Egyptian brothers arrested #NorthKorea Won't Hold Talks With #SouthKorea Unless "Issues Resolved" WHO: #Ebola Outbreak Has Spread To DR #Congo City #Chinese President: #China Supports #NorthKorea Efforts to Develop #Economy #Israel Summons #Turkish Envoy over #Ankara's Treatment of Its Envoy #US Putting Serious Pressure on #Iran #NuclearDeal Participants - #Moscow #UN warns of more #Gaza violence, condemns '#Israel's use of force "#Israeli" Media: Sirens turned on in the area surrounding the #Gaza Strip
Guestbook mailinglist.php arabic site french site spanish site facebook twitter rss page
News Categories » NEWS » Asia-Pacific » Koreas

Decrease Font Size Increase Font Size  Print Page
North Korea ’Not Interested in Negotiations That Require Only Denuclearization’
Local Editor

North Korea announced that it is not interested in talks which require only denuclearization, North Korean First Deputy Foreign Minister said.

North Korea

Kim Kye-gwan also said that Pyongyang would go for negotiations with US President Donald Trump only if he is interested in improving relations.

He further noted that if Pyongyang gets only unilateral demands on denuclearization, it would have no interest in such dialogue and would have nothing else to do but to reconsider the upcoming talks between the United States and North Korea.

"We will not be interested in talks anymore if [the US] only try to push us unilaterally into a corner and force us to give up nukes. It would be inevitable to reconsider whether to respond to the upcoming summit with the US," Kim said as quoted by the Yonhap news agency, citing the Korean Central News Agency.

The North Korean diplomat urged Washington to enter into talks with Pyongyang with a keen interest of improving bilateral relations to get a positive response from North Korea.

Earlier, Pyongyang announced that it would be suspending the May 16 talks with South Korea over ongoing joint military drills Max Thunder, being conducted by Seoul and Washington, which were reportedly a rehearsal for an invasion of North Korea and deemed a "provocation" by Pyongyang.

Talks between Kim and Trump were expected to take place in Singapore on June 12. However, North Korea was threatening to suspend the US summit as well.

The US State Department said it has had no information from North Korea about the threat to cancel the summit between Kim and Trump and was moving ahead with preparations for the meeting.

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team

16-05-2018 | 09:43

Comment Title
Human Verification

News Coverage

Related News

To Top