North Korean leader Kim Jong Un stands near a mobile launcher in this photo released by the Central Korean News Agency on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. KCNA
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un stands near a mobile launcher in this photo released by the Central Korean News Agency on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. KCNA

North Korea warns it’s running out of patience amid stalled nuclear talks with US

by Kim Gamel
Stars and Stripes

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea warned on Sunday that it is running out of patience as nuclear talks with the United States remain stalled ahead of a year-end deadline set by leader Kim Jong Un.

The communist state has stepped up its rhetoric accusing Washington of maintaining a hostile policy despite President Donald Trump’s insistence that he maintains a good relationship with Kim.

A senior official hinted Sunday that even the “close personal relations” between the two leaders were being tested and said “there can be the exchange of fire any moment” due to the lack of progress.

“The U.S. is now more desperately resorting to the hostile policy towards the DPRK, misjudging the patience and tolerance of the DPRK,” Kim Yong Chol said, using the initials for the North’s official name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

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