North Korea says 'window of opportunity closing' for outcome of talks with U.S

North Korea says 'window of opportunity closing' for outcome of talks with U.S
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  • calendar-gray 09 November 2019

A North Korean diplomat said on Friday the window of opportunity for progress in dialogue with the United States was getting smaller, adding that Pyongyang expects reciprocal steps from Washington by the end of the year, APA rpeorts quoting Reuters.

“We’ve given the United States quite a lot of time and we’re waiting for an answer by the end of this year, of some kind of result. ... But I must say that the window of opportunity closes every day,” said Jo Chol Su, the head of the North Korean foreign ministry’s North American department. 

Jo, who spoke at the Moscow Nonprofileration Conference, said Pyongyang was ready to hold talks with the United States if there was the prospect of progress, but was not interested in dialogue that would yield no results, Russia’s Interfax news agency reported. 

“Should there be a constructive element, constructive signals, we are always ready to meet any moment; but if a meeting is again just for talking, if we cannot expect tangible results, then we are not interested in just talking.” 

Jo also said that sanctions imposed on North Korea were “an unacceptable insult” and must be lifted.

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