North Korea: A Subdued Response Indicates Pyongyang's Desire to Keep Talks Going

Aug 27, 2018 | 18:41 GMT

At the end of last week, the U.S.-North Korea dialogue hit another snag when U.S. President Donald Trump abruptly canceled a just-announced trip to Pyongyang by his secretary of state. Trump cited lack of progress toward denuclearization and accused China of not assisting with the process. North Korea hit back over the weekend with an editorial running in the state-run Rodong Sinmun newspaper that criticized Washington's "brigandish" push for denuclearization first and its use of "gunboat diplomacy." A spokesman for South Korean President Moon Jae In said he would seek to mediate between the two sides in his upcoming visit to Pyongyang....

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