September 24, 2021

North Korea has no interest in more talks with the U.S., senior diplomat says

First vice foreign minister says Pyongyang now unwavering in plan to deal with "long-term threat" from Washington

North Korea no longer has any interest in diplomacy with the U.S., a senior diplomat said in a statement on Saturday, stressing that Pyongyang has developed a "detailed" plan to deal with what it sees as the "long-term threat" from Washington.

In comments carried by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), first vice foreign minister Choe Son Hui rejected recent suggestions from South Korea's President and international experts that the two countries could hold another summit before the U.S. election in November.