Pyongyang under threat: Washington will decide the Christmas gift you want[/rtl]
[rtl]Release Date:: 2019/12/16 16:45 • [rtl]31 [/rtl][rtl]read [/rtl]times[/rtl]
Pyongyang has implicitly threatened Washington over allegations that Washington intends to prolong nuclear disarmament negotiations on the Korean peninsula, pending the 2020 US presidential election.
Official media in Pyongyang said North Korea had noticed the United States was trying to prolong the negotiations and posed an implicit threat to Washington to soften its demands.
"Washington is keen to buy time rather than make concessions," Ri Tae-sung, deputy foreign minister in charge of relations with the United States, was quoted by the Korean Central News Agency as saying.
"The dialogue that the United States calls for is, in essence, a stupid ploy to keep the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) engaged in dialogue and exploit it in favor of the political situation and elections in the United States," Song said.
"The DPRK has done its utmost not to reverse the important steps it has taken on its own initiative," he said. "The only thing left is the US option.
North Korea has asked Washington to soften its stance on the denuclearization negotiations on the Korean peninsula, which have made little progress, despite three meetings between the leaders of the two countries.