July 11, 2020

No inter-Korean talks until ROK gives “plausible excuse” for joint drills: MFA
Pyongyang reminds Seoul that any dialogue will be "strictly" between U.S. and DPRK, not involve ROK

Inter-Korean contact will be "difficult" unless South Korea cancels August's joint military exercises with the United States or provides a plausible explanation regarding their purpose, a senior North Korean official said Sunday.

The comments, issued by Director-General of the foreign ministry's Department of American Affairs Kwon Jong Gun, came shortly after DPRK state media published photos of a missile test on Saturday widely thought to be a reaction to the U.S.-ROK exercises.