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N.Korea may suspend denuclearisation talks with US

North Korea may suspend talks with the United States aimed at denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula, Deputy Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui said on Friday.Addressing a press conference, Russian News Agency Tass quoted Hui as saying, We have no intention to yield to the US demands [put forward at the Hanoi summit] in any form, nor are we willing to engage in negotiations of this kind, Pyongyang s decision came a day after officials from South Korea and the US met in Seoul on Thursday and discussed ways to dismantle North Korea s nuclear weapons programme, amid a layer of sanctions imposed on the communist country.The US-South Korea working group met for the first time after the last month s meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Hanoi, Vietnam, which ended in a stalemate with no agreement reached.In her statement, Hui blamed Washington for not reaching a consensus in Hanoi and said they (the US) were too busy with pursuing their own ...


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