North Korea issued a statement that due to the “complete fault of South Korea’s actions” they will not go any further with talks of peace, according to BBC News.
North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un complained about South Korea’s war drills with the United States after hearing a speech by South Korea President Moon Jae-in. Although Jong-un complains of the military exercises being done by South Korea, he is still test-firing missiles of his own into the sea off North Korea’s eastern coast. Additionally, South Korea complained that the test-missiles being shot by North Korea make a total of six such tests in less than one month’s time.
Jong-un continues to fire test missiles even after his meeting with President Donald Trump in which he agreed to restart denuclearization. The logic behind Jong-un’s refusal to continue peace talks with the South stems behind an alleged conflict in statements. “Even at this moment, South Korea continues its joint military exercise and to speak of a peaceful economy or a peaceful regime. It has no right to do so,” read a statement from North Korea.