North Korea, urging the United States to change its view on nuclear disarmament in the Korean Peninsula, says their patience is not infinite. They also warned that Pyongyang could take the opposite step if Washington took confidence so long.
A statement from a North Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Thursday that the country’s state-controlled news agency KCNA quoted the news agency Reuters.
The spokesman also criticized the UN Security Council’s recent call for North Korea to abandon its weapons program. The Security Council also condemned the recent missile tests in the United States.
At a Trump-Kim meeting in Hanoi in February, Pyongyang demanded the US-led international sanctions be lifted when the United States called on North Korea to abandon all nuclear weapons. The talks broke down after both parties failed to reach mutual consent. North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un has agreed to resume talks at the working level at a meeting with US President Donald Trump on June 30 after the Hanoi meeting failed. North Korea and US officials have been in talks recently in Sweden. However, shortly after that, North Korean officials said there would be no further talks. “The dialogue did not meet our expectations and ultimately it failed,” said Kim Myung Gill, the country’s highest ambassador for nuclear affairs. The old idea of the United States has not changed. The country must change its outlook. The stars have disappointed us for not fulfilling their promise. ‘
Immediately afterward, US State Department spokesman Morgan Ortegas said: “The comments of the DPRK (North Korea) representatives did not reflect the content or enthusiasm of the Eight-and-a-half-hour discussion. This time around, the United States came up with some creative plans, and these have been good discussions with representatives of the DPRK.
At a European Union meeting on Tuesday, the council called on North Korea to take specific steps to dissolve its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs in a “complete, verifiable and irreversible way.” The calls came days after the Pyongyang submarine fired a ballistic missile successfully.
Observers say, in 2018 the United States and North Korea have begun discussing nuclear disarmament, but the rigid position of the two sides has not yet yielded a definitive shape. After the North Korean top leader Kim Jong Un’s Singapore meeting with US President Donald Trump, the Asian country also destroyed some of its missiles and rocket launches.
Despite several rounds of meetings between the two sides, negotiations on the two countries’ steadily lifting sanctions on North Korea have not been fruitful.
“There is a limit to patience and there is no law that requires us to carry this restraint indefinitely,” the spokesman for the North Korean Foreign Ministry said.
He also accused the UN Security Council of interfering with North Korea’s defense of self-defense. The North Korean official also mentioned that the United States Air Force launched a mini -man intercontinental missile test this month.
Pyongyang has condemned the North Korean defense issue as “unjust”, a spokesman for the North Korean Foreign Ministry said. The reality is that we need to rethink the steps we took to gain confidence with the United States. “