Nuclear negotiations with the United States will not resume unless the Trump administration moves away from its demands for disarmament, North Korea has said.
“The underlying cause of setback of the DPRK-US summit talks in Hanoi is the arbitrary and dishonest position taken by the United States, insisting on a method which is totally impossible to get through,” the spokesman said in a statement carried by the official KCNA news agency.
“The United States would not be able to move us even an inch with the device it is now weighing in its mind, and the further its mistrust and hostile acts towards the DPRK grow, the fiercer our reaction will be," it added, using the initials for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
North Korea has now set a year-end deadline for the US change their position, which the Trump administration has essentially ignored.
The administration does not appear to have responded to North Korea's latest statement. On Friday, Donald Trump flew to Japan.