October 23, 2020

North Korea no longer willing to discuss denuclearization with U.S., envoy says

Pyongyang has no need for "lengthy talks" with Washington: Kim Song

The issue of denuclearization is now off the table in any future talks between the U.S. and North Korea, the country's ambassador to the UN said in a statement on Saturday, condemning the U.S. for what he viewed as its continued "hostile policy" against it.

In a statement distributed by North Korea's mission to the UN to media, permanent representative Kim Song lashed out at a joint statement last week by European members of the UN Security Council (UNSC) condemning a recent missile test by the DPRK.