October 24, 2020

North Korean media condemns South’s “empty talk” as diplomatic impasse continues

Externally-focused outlets urge Seoul to take prompt action to improve ties

North Korean state-run outlets on Tuesday dismissed South Korea's 2019 plans for the development of inter-Korean relations as "empty talk," in rhetoric that comes days before a high-stakes U.S.-ROK summit in Washington and amid a broader freeze in DPRK-ROK exchanges.

The commentaries, carried by the externally-focused Uriminzokkiri and Arirang-Meari outlets, come in response to the South Korean Ministry Unification's (MOU) annual plan for the year, reported to the National Assembly in late March.