05:37 GMT05 August 2020
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - North Korea has turned down all proposals by the United States to start the process of complete denuclearization, US media reported.

    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.

    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.

    READ MORE: Chinese Foreign Minister Urges Seoul, Pyongyang to Officially End Korean War

    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.


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