July 30, 2021

North Korean official rejects potential talks with U.S. unless conditions met

In statement, Kim Kye Gwan confirms Trump sent letter to mark Kim Jong Un's birthday

Pyongyang will not return to dialogue with the U.S. unless all its demands are accepted by Washington, a top adviser to North Korea’s foreign ministry said in a statement on Saturday.

The position was communicated in remarks by Kim Kye Gwan, which also confirmed that U.S. President Donald Trump directly sent a "personal letter" to mark Kim Jong Un's birthday – the first apparent DPRK confirmation of the North Korean leader's birthday being in January.