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N. Korea accuses Pompeo of having ‘foolish ideas’ on denuclearization

N. Korea accuses Pompeo of having ‘foolish ideas’ on denuclearization

A senior North Korean official has accused US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of having “foolish and dangerous ideas that imply overthrowing our system with military means,” AFP reported.

Tensions have mounted since the collapse of a summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump in February. Pompeo told CBS last week that the US could “change paths” if Kim did not bring “real conversations” on abandoning Pyongyang’s nuclear arsenal to the negotiation table.

North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son-hui said on Tuesday that “our resolution on denuclearization remains intact and we will do so when time is right,” according to KCNA.

She added that if the US did not change its stance by the end of this year, it will face an “unwanted outcome.”