North Korea says it won’t resume talks unless US changes position

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North Korea on Friday said it will never resume nuclear talks with the U.S. unless the Trump administration modifies its position on unilateral demands for disarmament.

A spokesman of the North’s Foreign Ministry made the comments on Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency.

FILE: President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un take a walk after their first meeting at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi hotel, in Hanoi.
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He reportedly accused the U.S. of deliberately causing the collapse of February’s nuclear summit in Hanoi between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un with unilateral and impossible demands.

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U.S. officials have said the meeting broke down because of North Korea’s excessive demands for sanctions relief in exchange for partial disarmament steps.

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Kim has said Washington has until the end of the year to come up with mutually acceptable terms for a deal to salvage the negotiations.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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