September 30, 2023

North Korea may “reconsider” participation in summit with U.S.: official

Kim Kye Gwan warns comparisons to Libya or Iraq from senior American officials could scupper talks

North Korea will “reconsider” a planned summit with U.S. President Donald Trump if Washington forces the country to unilaterally abandon its nuclear weapons, the DPRK's first Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Kim Kye Gwan said on Wednesday.  

In a Korean-language report carried by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), Kim said the Trump administration had issued “ludicrous statements which are extremely provoking” ahead of the DPRK-U.S. summit - scheduled to be held on June 12 in Singapore.