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N. Korea denies seeking economic help from US

ANI | Updated: May 27, 2018 14:36 IST

Seoul [South Korea], May 27 (ANI): North Korea on Sunday slammed US reports which said N Korea is seeking economic assistance from the United States in return for denuclearisation.
The incumbent Workers' Party's official newspaper Rodong Sinmun said that Fox News TV, CBS and CNN were as impudent as to make rubbish that if North Korea meets the requirements of the U.S., it can get 'large-scale non-governmental economic aid,'" Yonhap quoted.
Agitated North claims that it is the US that asked for Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)-U.S. talks first and as far as the economic aid is concerned, the DPRK has never asked for it.
This newspaper controversy came after the U.S. President Donald Trump cancelled the meeting with North Korean Supreme leader Kim Jong-Un scheduled for June 12 in Singapore. Trump later changed his statement saying, the summit would go ahead as planned.
On Saturday, looking at the urgency of the matter, Kim held a summit with President Moon Jae-in at the inter-Korean truce village of Panmunjom.
According to Moon, Kim was concerned if he could trust the U.S. with the security of its regime in return for denuclearisation. (ANI)

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