Sister of North Korea's Kim Jong Un derides US official, dismisses chances for talks

Kim Jong Un sister Kim Yo Jong
Posted at 5:19 AM, Jun 22, 2021

The powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has dismissed prospects for an early resumption of diplomacy with the United States, saying that U.S. expectations of talks would “plunge them into a greater disappointment.”

Kim Yo Jong made the comments after U.S. National Security adviser Jake Sullivan described as an “interesting signal” Kim Jong Un’s recent statement that North Korea will be ready for both dialogue and confrontation, but more for confrontation.

On Monday, the top U.S. envoy on North Korea affairs said on a visit to Seoul that he hopes to see a positive reaction from the North soon on U.S. offers for talks.