Politics

North Korea sees no way for U.S. to bring alternative plans in two weeks

Key Points
  • The two countries were holding working-level talks in Sweden but these were broken off on Saturday.

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un supervises a "strike drill" for multiple launchers and tactical guided weapon into the East Sea during a military drill in North Korea, in this May 4, 2019 photo supplied by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).
KCNA | Reuters

North Korea said on Sunday that there was no way United States would bring alternative plans for their stalled nuclear talks within two weeks.

The two countries were holding working-level talks in Sweden but these were broken off on Saturday. The U.S. State Department has said it had accepted Sweden's invitation to return for more discussions with Pyongyang in two weeks.

A spokesperson for North Korea's foreign ministry said the country had no will to have negotiations with United States unless Washington took practical measures to "irreversibly withdraw" its hostile policy against the North, state run KCNA news agency said.