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The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) said on Friday it will never sit down with the Republic of Korea (ROK) for talks again. With this declaration he rejected the vow made the previous day by the South's President Moon Jae-in to pursue dialogue with Pyongyang as he pledged to bring in unification by 2045.

DPRK has protested joint military drills conducted by ROK and the United States, that kicked off last week, calling them a "rehearsal for war."

Early on Friday, the DPRK test-fired two projectiles into the sea off its eastern coast, the ROK military said.

Pyongyang has fired several short-range projectiles in recent weeks.

The loss of dialogue momentum between the North and South and the stalemate in implementing a historic summit between their two leaders last year is entirely the responsibility of the South, a DPRK spokesman said in a statement.

The DPRK spokesman repeated criticism that the joint U.S.-ROK drills was a sign of Seoul's hostility against the North.

"As it will be clear, we have nothing more to talk about with South Korean authorities and we have no desire to sit down with them again," the DPRK spokesman for the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country said.

The two sides remain technically at war under a truce ending the 1950-53 Korean War. The comments were carried by official KCNA news agency.

DPRK leader Kim Jong Un and ROK president Moon Jae-in shake hands as they arrive for the inter-Korean summit at the truce village of Panmunjom, April 27, 2018. /Reuters Photo

Moon and Kim have met several times since last April, pledging peace and cooperation but little progress has been made to improve dialogue and strengthen exchange and cooperation.

Moon said in a Liberation Day address on Thursday marking Korea's independence from Japan's 1910-45 colonial rule that it was to the credit of his policy of Korean national peace that dialogue with the North was still possible.

"In spite of a series of worrying actions taken by North Korea (DPRK) recently, the momentum for dialogue remains unshaken," Moon said.

The DPRK spokesman said it was "delusional" to think that inter-Korean dialogue will resume once the military drills with the United States are over.

U.S. president Donald Trump meets with DPRK leader Kim Jong Un at the demilitarized zone in Panmunjom, ROK, June 30, 2019. /Reuters Photo

The spokesman left open the possibility of talks with the United States, speaking of upcoming dialogue between the two countries but warned it will have no place for the South.

"South Korea is poking around hoping to reap the benefits of future dialogue between the North and the United States but it will be a good idea to give up such foolishness," the unnamed spokesman said.

(Cover image: DPRK leader Kim Jong Un supervises a "strike drill" for multiple launchers and tactical guided weapon into the East Sea during a military drill in the DPRK, May 4, 2019. /KCNA photo)

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Post time 2019-8-19 14:07:23 |Display all floors
Hoping Kim, the lion heart, of DPRK will NOT believe the words of the USA ( esp. Trump who is using his big carrots and sticks ) to denuclearize its nation; otherwise, it can end up like Libya and Iraq . The chaotic crisis of Hong Kong is happening and KIM should know who is stirring up the troubles of that large scale. If the USA has its way in DPRK, it is afraid that similar chaotic crisis could hit DPRK as well which is well wished for in the mindsets of US heinous politicians.

DPRK should expand all agricultural farming in huge scales by improving its farming machineries and productions. This is a very important commodity that serves its economy well since China needs plenty of them while having its nuke to safeguard against adversary's attempts to disrupt it. For example, China needs NOT buy from the USA if DPRK can produce sufficient high quality agricultural produces.

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