North Korea has announced it will not take part in a historic upcoming summit with the United States if the US makes it give up its nuclear weapons.
Pyongyang has accused US diplomats of undermining President Trump and "making desperate attempts" to intensify sanctions against the North. Both sides agreed to seek "denuclearization" at a historic summit in June.
North Korea has not stopped its nuclear and missile programs, violating sanctions, a confidential UN report details. It also alleges Pyongyang enlisted a Syrian arms broker to sell weapons to Yemen, Libya and Sudan.
North Korea's Kim Jong Un and his counterpart from the South, Moon Jae In, will hold talks for a third time next month. The upcoming meeting comes amid doubts that the North will fulfill its pledge to denuclearize.
Photographs from US spy satellites suggest North Korea is building new missiles, reports say. Activity was detected at the same factory responsible for the country's first ballistic missiles capable of reaching the US.
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