North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he is willing to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump for a third time for nuclear talks - if Washington comes to the table with the "correct posture" - but laid down a year-end deadline "for a bold decision from the U.S".
Analysts said, however, the existing strictures on Choe will have little impact on his future diplomatic endeavours, as long as its nuclear dialogue with the United States continues.
"The US said recently that it is thinking again of a third DPRK-US summit and have been strongly implying problem-solving through dialogue", Kim continued. Denuclearization talks, however, have been stalled since the breakdown of their second summit in Hanoi late February.
Kim said that he will wait "until the end of this year" for the United States to decide to be more flexible, according to KCNA.
But Kim told the Assembly, the regime's equivalent of a parliament, on Friday that the United States was miscalculating that it can bring his government to its knees through sanctions and "maximum pressure", adding that Washington was making suggestions that are "absolutely impractical".
Moon brokered the US-North Korea talks and has been pushing for the resumption of inter-Korean economic projects, but doing so would fall foul of global sanctions imposed on Pyongyang. "By that sort of thinking, the USA will not be able to move us one iota even if they sat with us a hundred, thousand times, and will not be able to get what it wants at all", he said.
Moon is reportedly seeking to hold another summit soon with Kim, possibly to lay the groundwork for a third meeting of the USA and North Korean leaders. But experts also see the hand of national security adviser John Bolton in the administration's maximalist demands, advancing what amounts to an unrealistic ultimatum.
"A third Summit would be good in that we fully understand where we each stand", the USA president said in a pair of Saturday morning tweets.More news: Star Wars: Final film will be 'The Rise of Skywalker'
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"What is clear is that if the USA persists in its present political calculation method, the prospect of settling the issues will be gloomy and very risky", Kim said. "As wind is bound to bring waves, the US open hostile policy toward the DPRK will naturally bring our corresponding acts". "But US-style dialogue of unilaterally pushing its demands doesn't fit us, and we have no interest in it", Kim said during the speech.
Trump had also dangled the possibility of a third summit.
Jeong Young-tae, an analyst at the Institute of North Korean Studies in Seoul, says the new title is part of Pyongyang's efforts to "secularise" Kim and his power.
Mr. Trump had described his relationship with Kim as "very strong" and said he believes North Korea "has tremendous potential". "So it's no surprise that Kim is open to the pomp and pageantry of a third summit". The leaders discussed the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and the normalization of relations between Washington and Pyongyang.
The North Korean dictator added that he and Trump share a "good relationship" and could exchange letters at any time.
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Mr. Trump's remarks come weeks after talks in Vietnam in February fell apart without any concessions from North Korea.
"The South should not act as an "overstepping mediator" or a "facilitator" and should rather get its mind straight as a member of the (Korean) nation and boldly speak up for the interest of the nation", Kim said.