DPRK Foreign Minister Lee Song Gwon summed up the two years since the first DPRK and US summit, when Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un met. The minister described the relations between the two countries as hopeless.
“The hopes for improving relations between the DPRK and the United States, which were in the air two years ago and attracted universal attention, returned to hopelessness, characterized by increasing deterioration, even a thin ray of optimism for peace and prosperity on the Korean Peninsula died in a nightmare,” the head of state said in a statement. Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which leads the Central Telegraph Agency of Korea.
The first meeting of Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un took place on June 12, 2018 in Singapore. Following the talks, the leaders of the two countries signed a joint document under which the DPRK committed itself to denuclearization in response to US security guarantees. In January 2020, the DPRK announced that it did not intend to comply with the agreements reached with the United States, including the suspension of nuclear tests and the launch of intercontinental ballistic missiles. North Korean authorities believe Washington has ignored the deadline for nuclear talks.
This week relations between the DPRK and South Korea escalated. Pyongyang decided to break off all contacts with Seoul and henceforth never conduct any inter-Korean negotiations