January 23, 2021

North Korea says it has “no intention” to hold talks with South

CPRC statement follows two recent DPRK foreign ministry complaints about South Korea's role

North Korea on Friday rejected South Korean President Moon Jae-in's Liberation Day call to rekindle inter-Korean talks, saying it had "no intention" to resume dialogue with Seoul even after joint U.S.-ROK military drills end later in the month.

The statement, issued through the North Korean ruling party's Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country (CPRC), questioned the purpose of dialogue given recent events in the South.