July 10, 2020

Hopes for talks with the U.S. “narrowing,” North Korean foreign ministry warns
DPRK condemns U.S.'s recent 2018 Country Reports on Terrorism list

Prospects for dialogue between the U.S. and North Korea are increasingly narrowing, the DPRK's foreign ministry warned on Tuesday, in a statement condemning a recent report by the State Department on Pyongyang's role as a state sponsor of terrorism.

In comments carried by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), a spokesperson for the North's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said the U.S. comments — contained in its Country Reports on Terrorism 2018 released last week — were indicative of a continued "hostile policy" by Washington.