N Korea: No nuclear talks if US ‘hostile military moves’ continue
North Korea has “no interest” in new talks about its nuclear program if the US doesn’t stop “escalating hostile military moves,” a spokesperson for the regime said on Thursday. The announcement coincides with a trip by US special envoy for North Korea Stephen Biegun to South Korea. Biegun had expressed a willingness to connect with the North Korean regime.
Pyongyang slammed a recent US missile test and said that the Trump administration’s plans to deploy F-35 fighter jets in the region were “dangerous” and could “trigger a new cold war”. However, North Korea added that if Washington refrains from making “military threat” the regime would be willing “to resolve all issues in a peaceful manner through dialogue and negotiation.”
North Korea carried out various missile tests in recent weeks in response to US-South Korea joint military exercises. The significance of the tests has been downplayed by US President Donald Trump.