By Elizabeth Shim
North Korea began a fresh round of nuclear provocations after the United States turned down an offer of peace talks, a Russian diplomat said.
The source, who was not unidentified, told Russian news agency RIA Novosti that North Korea had hoped to restart a dialogue with Washington.
North Korea’s optimism was dashed when the United States rejected the offer, according to the source.
“At present, North Korea is seeking talks with the United States, but the goal is not being realized,” the source said.
“Each time their terms of negotiations are turned down, North Korea tests nuclear weapons.” Read more