Ri Thae Song, Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK in charge of the U.S. Affairs, released the following statement on Tuesday:
Drawing nearer is the year-end time limit the DPRK set for the U.S.
Yet, the U.S. is keen on earning time for its own sake, talking about the “sustained and substantial dialogue”, far from acting in response to the advance measures taken by the DPRK.
The dialogue touted by the U.S. is, in essence, nothing but a foolish trick hatched to keep the DPRK bound to dialogue and use it in favor of the political situation and election in the U.S.
The DPRK has heard more than enough the dialogue rhetoric mouthed by the U.S. whenever it is driven into a tight corner. So, no one will lend an ear to the U.S. any longer.
The DPRK has done everything transparently and openly so far. It feels no need to hide what it will do from now on, and therefore, reminds the U.S. once again that the year-end time limit comes nearer.
The DPRK has done its utmost with maximum perseverance not to backtrack from the important steps it has taken on its own initiative.
What is left to be done now is the U.S. option and it is entirely up to the U.S. what Christmas gift it will select to get.