North Korea says it will never unilaterally give up its nuclear weapons unless the United States removes its nuclear threat first.
The statement carried by the official Korean Central News Agency on Thursday (local time) comes amid a deadlock in nuclear negotiations between the United States and North Korea.
It raises further doubts on whether leader Kim Jong-un will ever relinquish an arsenal he may see as his greatest guarantee of survival.
This stance is the exact opposite of what they agreed to do.
The United States will of course never get rid of its nuclear weapons. So by now demanding they do so before he gives his up, Kim is now saying North Korea will never give up their nukes.
So the summit was a chance for peace, but like all others it has failed.