North Korean Foreign Ministry advisor Kim Kye-gwan said the country was not interested in continuing to negotiate with the US.
"We are no longer interested in negotiations that do not benefit us," said the chancellor advisor, quoted by the Korea Central News Agency (KCNA).
According to the diplomat, "if the US wants to continue talking to North Korea, they will have to stop implementing their enemy policy against Pyongyang."
"We will not give US President (Donald Trump) a cause for pride without receiving anything in return," said North Korea's foreign ministry advisor, commenting on the US leader's recent statement.
On November 17, US President Donald Trump urged North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to "act swiftly" to reach an agreement with the US and promised that the two would meet soon.
Since 2018, the leaders of the United States and North Korea have held three meetings in which they agreed to move forward on the denuclearization of the peninsula and the normalization of relations between the two countries.
However, currently the process of distension on the Korean peninsula and the Pyongyang-Washington talks on denuclearization are stalled.
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