Foreign Minister Ri Son Gwon told the official news agency KCNA, “We do not even consider the possibility of any contact with the United States, let alone nuclear negotiations. This is not getting us anywhere, it is just consuming up our precious time.”
Kim Jong-Un said, “A Korean proverb says that ‘It is important to interpret a dream, not to see it.'”
North Korea‘s Special Representative, Sung Kim, also said that he hoped to receive a positive response from the North to the US‘s negotiation proposals, after meeting with South Korean and Japanese officials about the Pyongyang administration’s nuclear program and stalled talks.
Nuclear Negotiation Between The US And North Korea
Former US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un met for the first time in Singapore on June 12, 2018, and agreed on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and the establishment of lasting peace. The two leaders met once again in Vietnam on February 26-27, 2019, but the summit ended faster than expected and without a deal. Lastly, on June 30, 2019, the two leaders met in the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea and decided to continue the nuclear negotiation process.
Meetings between the two countries held in Sweden in October 2019 were interrupted because, according to North Koreans, the Americans continued their ‘old attitudes’.