Date
22 August 2017
North Korea's National Defence Commission said Pyongyang had decided 'to write the last page of ... US history'. Photo: AFP/KCNA
North Korea's National Defence Commission said Pyongyang had decided 'to write the last page of ... US history'. Photo: AFP/KCNA

N Korea: No need to negotiate with US any more

North Korea said Wednesday it sees no more need to negotiate with the United States, accusing Washington of plotting to bring down its regime, Reuters reported.

Pyongyang threatened to strike back using all its military resources.

North Korea routinely seeks to raise tensions before annual joint military drills by US and South Korean forces that usually begin in March.

This year, Pyongyang offered to suspend nuclear testing if Washington calls off the exercises.

However, North Korea’s National Defence Commission, headed by the country’s leader, Kim Jong Un, said Wednesday the US was inching close to “igniting a war of aggression” and that President Barack Obama’s administration was working to trigger its collapse.

It said Pyongyang had decided “to write the last page of … US history”.

“[Smaller], precision and diversified nuclear striking means and ground, naval, underwater, air and cyberwarfare means will be used,” the commission said in a statement carried by the official KCNA news agency.

The angry response after the country’s foreign ministry said Sunday that Washington had rejected its invitation for the top US nuclear envoy dealing with North Korea to visit for talks, the report said.

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