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Pro N Korean newspaper urges US to drop 'unilateral demands' in denuclearisation talks


A pro-North Korean newspaper based in has demanded that US should drop its "unilateral" and "unfair" demands in denuclearisation talks with North Korea, warning that the negotiations will not move forward.

Ties between the US and hit a roadblock over the ease of sanctions, where sought relief 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.

"No constructive dialogues can be held if (the US) continues to call for a package deal and a one-shot resolution by making unilateral demands for (the dismantlement of) Yongbyon plus and abandonment of nuclear and ballistic missiles," reported quoting newspaper.

"For the North and the US to have constructive dialogues, such a hegemonic way of thinking should be overcome first," the paper said in its article.

The newspaper stated that remained committed to take denuclearisation steps in exchange for measures that the US takes, but warned that the communist nation will not pay heed to "unfair" demands and will not tolerate its "arrogance" and "self-righteousness."

On Friday, North Korean hit out at the US over its demands, threatening to suspend talks with and resume missile launches and nuclear tests.

"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," she said.

Choe 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."

On February 27-28, US and North Korean leader had met for the second time in Vietnam's city, which ended in a stalemate with no agreement reached. amid several reports surfaced by South Korea's spy agency and two American think tanks speculating that restoration work was underway at the in Dongchang-ri in

There are also speculations about North Korea's possible preparation to launch a missile or a satellite-carrying rocket, which has 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.

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First Published: Sun, March 17 2019. 06:03 IST