The DPRK foreign ministry’s readout of Stockholm talks: key takeaways
North Korea's response to failed working-level negotiations appears to reflect hardened line
North Korea issued a foreign ministry “spokesperson’s press statement [tamhwa]” on the DPRK-U.S. Stockholm working-level talks on October 6, one day after the meeting ended.
The press statement’s purpose appears to have been twofold: a) formalize post-meeting news conference comments by Kim Myong Gil, North Korea’s top negotiator to the DPRK-U.S. nuclear talks, in the form of an official foreign ministry pronouncement; and b) respond to the State Department’s commentary on the working-level talks.
Policy statement on terms for returning to talks — The October 6 foreign ministry
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