Kim Jong-un will soon decide whether to halt nuclear disarmament talks with the US, a top North Korean diplomat has said, in the latest sign of fallout from his failed summit with US President Donald Trump last month. Vice-foreign minister Choe Son-hui told reporters and diplomats in Pyongyang on Friday that North Korea blames the US’s “gangster-like” demands for the breakdown in talks, according to the Associated Press (AP). Choe said Kim would clarify his position on whether to continue his 15-month freeze on bomb and missile tests “in a short period of time”, the AP reported. “I want to make it clear that the gangster-like stand of the US will eventually put the situation in danger,” Choe said. “We have neither the intention to compromise with the US in any form nor much less the desire or plan to conduct this kind of negotiation.” Asked about Choe’s comments, US secretary of state Michael Pompeo struck a conciliatory tone, saying the US hoped to keep talking with North Korea. “S...

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