N Korea unwilling to hold talks with Seoul

N Korea unwilling to hold talks with Seoul

Agency News

Pyongyang, Aug 16 : North Korea is unwilling to sit at the negotiating table with South Korea any more, the spokesperson of the North Korean Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country said on Friday in the wake of Seoul’s pledge to reunify with Pyongyang by 2045.

The spokesperson while pointing out yesterday's speech of South Korean chief executive, said that in the speech, "he failed to put forward any proper measures against the insult by the Japanese islanders and any ways to overcome the worsening economic situation, but only played with words. So, his speech deserves the comments "foolish commemorative speech" and "citation of spiritual slogans".

"The South Korean authorities are snooping about to fish in troubled waters in the future DPRK-US dialogue, dreaming that the phase of dialogue would naturally arrive after the joint military exercises just as the natural change of the time of the year. He had better drop that senseless lingering attachment," the spokesperson said, as quoted by North Korea’s state-run KCNA news agency.

The comment comes a day after South Korean President Moon Jae-in announced the so-called one Korea strategy, envisaging the reunification by 2045. Relations between Pyongyang and Seoul have worsened recently in the wake of US-South Korea joint drills and North Korea’s repeated tests of what Seoul called short-range ballistic missiles. (UNI)