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.
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.
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.
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.