Press Statement by Ri Son Gwon, Minister of Foreign Affairs of DPRK

Ri Son Gwon, minister of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK, released the following press statement on June 23:

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK welcomes the clear-cut press statement issued by the vice department director of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea, which is to brush off hasty judgment, conjecture and expectation of the U.S.

We are not considering even the possibility of any contact with the U.S., let alone having it, which would get us nowhere, only taking up precious time.