North Korea: New US Nuclear Talks Would Require New Approach

Spokesman says US position is 'arbitrary and dishonest'

North Korea’s Foreign Ministry has issued a statement Friday saying that nuclear talks with the US may never resume, unless the Trump Administration is willing to take a “new approach” in their pursuit.

“The underlying cause of setback of the DPRK-US summit talks in Hanoi is the arbitrary and dishonest position taken by the United States, insisting on a method which is totally impossible get through,” the statement insisted.

North Korea wants a new approach, and officials have in particular said they want Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and John Bolton taken out of the equation. North Korean officials say they believe they can work with Trump directly, but that other officials tend to derail this.

Indications are that the US isn’t intending to change their policy toward North Korea, and that the status quo of demanding North Korea give in to their demands unconditionally and without getting anything in return seems to be locked in as the go-to plan for the Trump Administration.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is news editor of Antiwar.com.