People at watch television coverage of the historic summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at Seoul Station in South Korea, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. SETH ROBSON/STARS AND STRIPES
People at watch television coverage of the historic summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at Seoul Station in South Korea, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. SETH ROBSON/STARS AND STRIPES

N. Korea urges US to withdraw ‘hostile policy’ on eve of summit anniversary

by Kim Gamel and Yoo Kyong Chang
Stars and Stripes

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea called on the United States to “withdraw its hostile policy” on Tuesday as nuclear talks between the two adversaries remain deadlocked a year after the historic first summit between leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump.

It was the latest such statement published on state-run media as the North signals growing frustration over U.S. refusal to agree to a reciprocal approach that includes rewards such as sanctions relief for steps toward disarmament.

“The arrogant and unilateral U.S. policy will never work on the DPRK, which values sovereignty,” the Korean Central News Agency reported, using the initials for the North’s official name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

It warned the four-point summit statement signed by Trump and Kim after their June 12 meeting in Singapore was in danger of “being a blank sheet of paper because the U.S. is turning a blind eye to its implementation.

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