SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea sees little use maintaining a personal relationship between leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump if Washington sticks to hostile policies, state media reported on Friday – the two-year anniversary of the leaders’ first summit.
U.S. policies prove Washington remains a long-term threat to the North Korean state and its people and North Korea will develop more reliable military forces to counter that threat, Foreign Minister Ri Son Gwon said in a statement carried by state news agency KCNA.
Trump and Kim exchanged insults and threats during 2017 as North Korea made large advances in its nuclear and missile programme and the United States responded by leading an international effort to tighten sanctions.
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North Korea questions need to keep ‘holding hands’ with US — BBC
Two years after Trump-Kim summit, North Korea voices despair, vows to build military — Washington Post
North Korea Vows to Boost Nuclear Program, Saying U.S. Diplomacy Failed — New York Times
North Korea voices ‘despair’ for ties with US, 2 years after summit — Gulf News/AFP
North Korea warns U.S. against meddling, threatens elections — UPI
Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un unlikely to improve relations, North Korean state media says — ABC News Online
North Korea says it sees no point in maintaining Kim-Trump ties — Al Jazeera
NK’s tough talk back on front lines — Kim So-hyun, Korea Herald