It said North Korea does not need to have lengthy talks with the United States as the end-of-year deadline set by its leader Kim Jong Un for substantial USA concessions in nuclear diplomacy looms.
Asked about North Korea's continued missile tests on Tuesday, Trump said the USA still has the most powerful military in the world and would use it against Kim's regime "if we have to".
North Korea said Saturday denuclearization talks with the United States were 'out of the negotiation table. Song said Saturday nuclear talks with the USA are off the table.
The Kim missive raises the stakes on an earlier warning from North Korea that discussions related to its nuclear weapons program, the centerpiece of U.S. engagement with the rogue nation in the past two years, could be scrapped due to Washington's unwillingness to offer concessions.
The UN bans North Korea from launching satellites because it is considered a test of long-range missile technology.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits a multiple rocket launcher site at an undisclosed location.
The North's Foreign Ministry said Wednesday that it is entirely up to the United States to choose what "Christmas gift" it gets from the North.
President Trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the demilitarized zone on June 30, 2019.
CNN is reaching out to the State Department, the White House and the National Security Council for comment.
Many diplomats, analysts and US officials have long doubted North Korea's willingness to negotiate away a nuclear program it has invested decades and a large proportion of limited national resources in creating.
"It's an interesting choice of spokesperson".
"The North Koreans have always preferred a step by step approach rather than negotiating everything all at once", Town said.