Pyongyang has received no substantive concessions from the US in the two years since the Singapore peace summit, so Donald Trump will not be given anymore free diplomatic wins, the North Korean foreign minister says.

Two years ago, a personal meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un gave hope for improved relations between their two nations. Now, with no progress in sight, Pyongyang doubts that it makes sense to “hold hands,” Foreign Minister Ri Son-gwon said.

The hopes of the 2018 Singapore summit “shifted into despair” and “even a slim ray of optimism for peace and prosperity on the Korean peninsula has faded away into a dark nightmare,” the minister said in a statement relayed by state news agency KCNA.

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