Monday 14 October 2019

Pyongyang ready to resume talks with US over nuclear programme


North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Photo: AP
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Photo: AP

Nicola Smith

North Korea said yesterday that it was ready to resume disarmament talks with the United States, raising the possibility of a breakthrough over the fate of its nuclear programme.

A spokeswoman for leader Kim Jong-Un said Pyongyang had taken note of Washington's calls for talks.

"We are willing to comprehensively talk about all the issues we have discussed until now with the United States at an agreed time and place in late September," she said, according to South Korean news agency Yonhap.

However, she warned that a failure to do so could "spell an end to bargaining".

On Sunday, secretary of state Mike Pompeo said the US was optimistic about getting denuclearisation talks back on track.

Irish Independent

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