North Korea’s foreign ministry reminded the United States that its deadline to change its “hostile policies” is approaching near, adding that it was up to Washington to decide what kind of “Christmas gift” it wanted, according to a statement by the state media.
In a report by state news agency KCNA, North Korea’s vice minister of foreign affairs Ri Thae Song, who is in charge of relations with the United States, said that Washington’s attempt to suggest further talks is “nothing but a foolish trick hatched to keep the DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) bound to dialogue and use it in favor of the political situation and election in the US.”
“The DPRK has done its utmost with maximum perseverance not to backtrack from the important steps it has taken on its own initiative,” vice minister Ri said. “What is left to be done now is the US option and it is entirely up to the US what Christmas gift it will select to get.”
North Korea is also persuading the United States to ease its stand on the subject of denuclearization. The talks of the two parties on the matter have developed little to no progress despite several meetings conducted between the two nation’s leaders.