North Korea reconsiders nuclear talks, missile ban: reports

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Published on March 15, 2019 - Duration: 01:43s

North Korea reconsiders nuclear talks, missile ban: reports

After a failed summit in Hanoi, North Korea is considering suspending nuclear talks with the United States, according to news reports form the North's capital.

Ryan Brooks reports.


North Korea reconsiders nuclear talks, missile ban: reports

North Korea might be rethnking its ban on missile tests and it considering suspending nuclear talks with the U.S all together.

That's according Russia's TASS news agency on Friday (March 15) who also said the countries leader Kim Jong Un was expected to make an anouncment soon.

The agency quoted North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui as saying "We have no intention to yield to the U.S. demands (at the Hanoi summit) in any form, nor are we willing to engage in negotiations of this kind." She went on to say "I want to make it clear that the gangster-like stand of the U.S. will eventually put the situation in danger" according to the Associated Press.

This comes just weeks after the Hanoi Summit where talks between Kim and U.S. President Donald Trump abruptly ended without a deal.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP SAYING: "I think actually it was a very productive two days but sometimes you have to walk." Both countries offered varing explanations for why the talks broke down while on Friday TASS reported (March 15) North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui told a news conference in the North Korean Capital the U.S. threw away a golden opportunity at the summit Stephen Biegun, the U.S. - North Korea envoy briefed members of the United Nations Security Council on those failed talks on Thursday (March 14th) in New York City South Korea's Ambassador telling reporters discussions focused on what might happen next.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) KOREAN AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED NATIONS CHO TAE-YUL, SAYING: "Well, we were debriefed by Mr. Biegun about what happened in Hanoi, and where we are now in terms of negotiations, and where to go from here.

And we have now a clear understanding of what happened and what to do in terms of solidarity among Security Council members." Chinese Premier Li Keqiang told reporters at his annual news conference on Friday (March 15) that resolving problems on the Korean peninsual cannot be achieved in one stroke urging patience and dialogue between Washington and Pyongyang.

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