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N.Korea may suspend denuclearisation talks with US

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North may suspend talks with the aimed at denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula, Choe said on Friday.

Addressing a press conference, Russian News Agency Tass quoted Hui as saying, "We have no intention to yield to the US demands [put forward at the summit] in any form, nor are we willing to engage in negotiations of this kind,"

Pyongyang's decision came a day after officials from South and the US met in on Thursday and discussed ways to dismantle North Korea's nuclear weapons programme, amid a layer of sanctions imposed on the communist country.

The US-South working group met for the first time after the last month's meeting between US and North Korean leader in Hanoi, Vietnam, which ended in a stalemate with no agreement reached.

In her statement, Hui blamed for not reaching a consensus in and said they (the US) "were too busy with pursuing their own political interests and had no sincere intention to achieve a result."

She further noted that during the talks, US and had "created the atmosphere of hostility and mistrust and, therefore, obstructed the constructive effort for negotiations between the supreme leaders of and the US."

"As a result, the summit ended with no significant result," Hui said.

Meanwhile, North Korean leader is all set to issue an official statement very soon to announce North Korea's decision following the unproductive Hanoi talks.

The working group meeting by the US and comes amid several reports surfaced by South Korea's spy agency and two American think tanks speculating that restoration work is underway at the in Dongchang-ri in

The speculations about the North Korea's possible preparation to launch a missile or a have also been reported by the US media wherein they stated that there has been an increase in the activity at the missile assembly facility in Sanum-dong.

Ties between the US and hit a roadblock over the ease of sanctions, where sought relief in economic sanctions as recognition of the steps taken towards denuclearisation.

has, until now, reinforced that relief in sanctions would only be given after the communist country carries out "complete and verifiable" denuclearisation.

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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 23:37 IST