August 13, 2022

U.S. must take steps to withdraw “hostile policy” before more talks: DPRK MFA

Foreign ministry reiterates year-end deadline, claims U.S. failed to bring “new calculation”

North Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) on Sunday evening said negotiations with the U.S. would not resume until it receives new security guarantees, following what the DPRK negotiators characterized as a breakdown in talks in Stockholm the previous day.

In a press statement carried by the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), the MFA said the U.S. negotiators had in recent talks failed to “bring any new package [deal], bringing only their existing stance.”