North Korea rejects all US denuclearization proposals

  12 August 2018    Read: 708
North Korea rejects all US denuclearization proposals © AP Photo / Wong Maye-E, File

North Korea has turned down all proposals by the United States to start the process of complete denuclearization, Sputnik 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.

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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