N.Korea says no talks with South due to drills, Kim oversaw test of ‘new weapon’ -KCNA


Photo: © Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File FILE – In this Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, file photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, visits an airfield in the western area of North Korea to watch its weapons demonstrations. North Korea on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019 said that its rubber-stamp parliament will hold its second meeting of the year on Aug. 29. It follows weeks of intensified North Korean weapons tests and belligerent statements over U.S.-South Korea military exercises and the slow pace of nuclear negotiations with the United States. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: “KCNA” which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)

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