Pyongyang declined giving up part of its nuclear arsenal in the near future as a gesture of goodwill, calling US proposals "gangster-like," diplomatic sources told CNN on Friday.
7 August 2018, 12:14 GMT
The Korean government reportedly pointed to steps it had already taken in a show of good faith, including its decision to discontinue missile tests and repatriate remains of fallen US soldiers.
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North Korea’s Kim Jong-un promised to rid the Korean peninsula of nuclear weapons at a summit with US President Donald Trump in Singapore in June. No timeframe was given.