July 6, 2020 / 10:27 PM / a month ago

North Korea says it has no intention to sit down with U.S. - KCNA

FILE PHOTO: A person walks past a banner showing North Korean and U.S. flags ahead of the North Korea-U.S. summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, February 25, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said on Tuesday it has no intention to sit down with the United States and urged South Korea to “stop meddling in other’s affairs,” a senior diplomat said.

Kwon Jong Gun, director general for U.S. affairs at Pyongyang’s foreign ministry, issued a statement in state media KCNA criticising South Korea for “talking in their own favour” about “untimely rumour” about another summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump.

Reporting by Hyonhee Shin and Josh Smith; Editing by Chris Reese

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