January 25, 2021

North Korean media dismisses South Korean plans to facilitate DPRK-U.S. talks

Outer-track outlets accuse Seoul of bowing to pressure from U.S., "conservative forces"

North Korean outer-track outlets on Friday condemned recent plans by the South Korean Ministry of Unification (MOU) to mediate DPRK-U.S. nuclear negotiations as “presumptuous.”

The editorials come in response to the MOU's announcement earlier this month of its 2019 Work Plan, in which it said Seoul would seek to facilitate North Korea-U.S. dialogue through stepping-up inter-Korean talks.