World North Korea says U.S. terrorism report shows 'hostile policy' that makes talks difficult: KCNA
S Korea proposes meeting on dormant tour project with North
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Monday proposed a face-to-face meeting with North Korea on the fate of a long-shuttered joint tourist project at a scenic North Korean mountain, as their relations remain cool over stalemated nuclear diplomacy. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un last week ordered the destruction of South Korean-built facilities at the North's Diamond Mountain resort, saying they look "shabby" and "unpleasant-looking." North Korean leader Kim Jong Un last week ordered the destruction of South Korean-built facilities at the North's Diamond Mountain resort, saying they look "shabby" and "unpleasant-looking." North Korea later proposed an exchange of documents to work out details.
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea hit back at a U.S. State Department report released last week, saying the report's description of North Korea as a sponsor of terrorism is an example of a "hostile policy" by the United States that is preventing denuclearization talks from progressing, state news agency KCNA said on Tuesday.
North Korean and U.S. officials held talks in October for the first time since U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un agreed in June to reopen denuclearization negotiations, but they broke down, with North Korea's envoy saying the United States failed to show flexibility.
North Korea tells U.S. not to ignore year-end deadline on Trump-Kim friendship: KCNA
North Korea tells U.S. not to ignore year-end deadline on Trump-Kim friendship: KCNAIn a statement under the name of Chairman of the Korea-Asia Pacific Peace Committee Kim Yong Chol, KCNA said that it would be mistaken for the United States to ignore a year-end deadline on U.S. President Donald Trump's and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's "close personal relations.
The report "proves once again" that U.S. rejection of North Korea indicated "a hostile policy," said the KCNA statement, citing a North Korean Foreign Ministry spokesperson.
"The channel of dialogue between the DPRK and the U.S. is more and more narrowing due to such attitude," the statement added.
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) is North Korea's official name.
Kim Jong Un had set in April an end-of-the-year deadline for denuclearization talks.
North Korea and the United States could hold another round of working-level talks as soon as mid-November to expedite progress, South Korean lawmaker Lee Eun-jae said on Monday after attending a briefing by Seoul's National Intelligence Service.
The U.S. State Department's "Country Reports on Terrorism 2018" report released on Nov. 1 reaffirmed North Korea's re-designation as a state sponsor of terrorism, saying "the DPRK government repeatedly provided support for acts of international terrorism, as the DPRK was implicated in assassinations on foreign soil."
Four North Koreans identified as suspects by Malaysian police in the 2017 assassination of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of Kim Jong Un, remain at large.
(Reporting by Joyce Lee, Editing by Rosalba O'Brien)
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