December 07, 2023

North Korea rejects idea of talks without preconditions with U.S.

Rodong Sinmun editorial says North is not interested in Rex Tillerson's suggestion

North Korea's state newspaper said in an editorial Tuesday that the country is not interested in U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s suggestion of talks without preconditions.

The Rodong Sinmun said the North rejects the idea on the grounds that the U.S. wants the country to give up its nuclear weapons, regardless of whether talks occur with or without preconditions.