March 15, 2019 / 4:25 AM / 2 months ago

North Korean leader may rethink missile launch ban, senior official says - AP

FILE PHOTO: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un makes his way to board a train to depart for North Korea at Dong Dang railway station in Vietnam, March 2, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may rethink a ban on missile launches, a North Korean official said on Friday, adding that the United States rejected a golden opportunity at the Hanoi summit of the two countries’ leaders, the Associated Press news agency said.

Earlier, Russia’s TASS news agency reported that Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui said the North was considering suspending nuclear talks with the United States, in remarks made at a news conference in its capital, Pyongyang.

Reporting by Joyce Lee; Editing by Clarence Fernandez

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