North Korea calls Donald Trump 'thoughtless old man' after US president warns Kim Jong-un 'has everything to lose'

This came after Trump tweeted that Kim Jong Un would not want to abandon special relationship between the two leaders, affect American presidential election by resuming hostile acts

The Associated Press December 09, 2019 17:24:21 IST
North Korea calls Donald Trump 'thoughtless old man' after US president warns Kim Jong-un 'has everything to lose'
  • North Korea insulted US president Donald Trump again on Monday, calling him a thoughtless and sneaky old man

  • This came after Trump tweeted that Kim Jong Un would not want to abandon special relationship between the two leaders, affect American presidential election by resuming hostile acts

  • Nuclear negotiations faltered after a February summit between Trump and Kim Jong Un in Vietnam

Seoul: North Korea insulted US president Donald Trump again on Monday, calling him a thoughtless and sneaky old man after he tweeted that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would not want to abandon a special relationship between the two leaders and affect the American presidential election by resuming hostile acts.

North Korea calls Donald Trump thoughtless old man after US president warns Kim Jongun has everything to lose

File image of Kim Jong-un. AP

A senior North Korean official, former nuclear negotiator Kim Yong Chol, said in a statement that his country would not cave into US pressure because it has nothing to lose and accused the Trump administration of attempting to buy time ahead of an end-of-year deadline set by Kim Jong Un for Washington to salvage nuclear talks.

Nuclear negotiations faltered after a February summit between Trump and Kim Jong Un in Vietnam broke down when the US side rejected North Korean demands for broad sanctions relief in exchange for a partial surrender of its nuclear capabilities.

Kim has said North Korea will seek a new way if the US maintains its sanctions and pressure, and issued the deadline for the Trump administration to offer mutually acceptable terms for a deal.

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