A person walks past a banner showing North Korean and US flags ahead of the North Korea-US summit in Hanoi, Vietnam. File photo/Reuters
The recent US extension of sanctions against North Korea was an act of hostility and an outright challenge to an historic summit between the two countries in Singapore last year, Pyongyang’s state media said on Wednesday.
The White House extended last week six executive orders containing sanctions imposed over North Korea’s nuclear and missile programmes by one year.
An unidentified North Korean foreign ministry spokesman called the move a “manifestation of the most extreme hostile acts” in a statement carried by the North’s official KCNA news agency.
Xi "pushed for the US to show flexibility and meet the DPRK (North Korea) halfway, including the timely easing of sanctions against the DPRK and finding a solution to each other's concerns through dialogue," Wang Yi told reporters.
China urged the United States on Thursday to adopt an approach more conducive to dialogue in response to North Korea’s goodwill in wanting to resume denuclearization talks, and again suggested United Nations
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed to surmount US-led sanctions on his country in state media reports on Wednesday alongside evocative propaganda images of him riding a white horse
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