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North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Rules Out More U.S. Talks

People watch a television news screen showing an explosion of an inter-Korean liaison office in North Korea's Kaesong Industrial Complex, at a railway station in Seoul June 16. 

People watch a television news screen showing an explosion of an inter-Korean liaison office in North Korea's Kaesong Industrial Complex, at a railway station in Seoul June 16. 

Photographer: Jung Yeon-Je /AFP via Getty Images

North Korea is ruling out more talks with the U.S., saying the American authorities are using the idea as a mere political tool.

“We do not feel any need to sit face-to-face with the U.S.,” North Korea Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui said, according to the official Korean Central News Agency Saturday. The U.S. does not consider the North Korea-U.S. dialog as anything more than a tool for grappling with its political crisis, said Choe.