12 December 2019

North Korean defector's comments sharpen debate over Pyongyang's intentions


Friction over deadlocked nuclear talks intensified Thursday with North Korea , as Pyongyang accused the U.S. of engaging in a “stupid” and “hostile provocation” by convening a U.N. Security Council meeting on the rising threat of escalation posed by the North’s recent military tests.The heated rhetoric from a North Korean foreign ministry spokesman came as debate mounted in the Trump administration over Pyongyang ’s ongoing demand that Washington offer more concessions by the end of 2019 if it [...]