North Korea warns South to drop ‘nonsensical’ denuke talk

SEOUL (AFP) – North Korea yesterday issued another angry statement against Seoul, this time excoriating it for “nonsensical” statements on the stalled dialogue about Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons.

South Korea has been the target of a wave of angry statements recently from the North, which has accused Seoul of allowing defectors to launch leaflets critical of leader Kim Jong-un into its territory.

The latest statement was in response to a South Korean Foreign Ministry official reportedly saying Seoul would continue “efforts for denuclearisation,” referring to the long-stalled talks between the United States (US) and North Korea.

“It is really preposterous to hear the balderdash of South Korean authorities… who do not have either any qualification to discuss, or… poke their noses into the matters between” Pyongyang and Washington, Kwon Jong Gun, the North’s foreign affairs official in charge of negotiating with the US, said in a statement.