North Korea considers suspending nuclear talks with US

North Korea is considering suspending denuclearization talks with Washington after the Hanoi summit between leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump ended without an agreement, TASS reported on Friday.

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“We have no intention to yield to the US demands in any form, nor are we willing to engage in negotiations of this kind,” the Russian news agency cited vice foreign minister Choe Son Hui as saying. Kim would soon make an official statement on the actions his country would take, Choe told reporters and foreign diplomats in Pyongyang.

Rising concerns

The North’s warning came amid concerns over its satellite rocket launch site, where some rebuilding activity has been observed in recent weeks, triggering international alarm that Pyongyang might be preparing a long-range missile or space launch.

Any launch would send the stuttering talks on denuclearization into disarray, after the Hanoi summit broke up without agreement.

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