North Korea has said the country feels no need to engage in dialogue with the United States.
In a statement Saturday, the North's First Vice Foreign Minister Choe Sun-hui said there is no need to sit down with the U.S. as they regard the Pyeongyang-Washington talks as "nothing more than a U.S. tool for grappling with its political crisis."
She went on to say she was shocked by the idea, which ignores the current relationship between the two countries.
Choe said the U.S. is thinking wrong, if they still think it's possible to mend ties through dialogue, adding that the North has drawn up detailed strategic calculations to cope with long-term threats from the U.S.
The North Korean diplomat also said that there is a third party that's trying to act as a mediator, without even considering how they think, possibly pointing fingers at the South Korean government.