August 05, 2021

North Korean leader’s sister shoots down hope of talks with US envoy

Kim Yo Jong says Kim Jong Un's nod to "dialogue" last week was not a positive signal to U.S.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's younger sister Kim Yo Jong offered a cryptic message via state media on Tuesday, appearing to once again reject U.S. attempts at restarting bilateral talks as Washington's envoy for North Korea relations visits Seoul this week.

"It seems that the U.S. may interpret the situation in such a way as to seek a comfort for itself," Kim said in remarks carried by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), referring to "news" she heard that U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan had interpreted a speech by Kim Jong Un last week as an "interesting signal."