Kim’s sister slams US, dismisses chance for talks to resume

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has dismissed prospects for early resumption of diplomacy with the United States, saying the U.S. expectations for talks would “plunge them into a greater disappointment.” Kim Yo Jong made the comments after U.S. National Security adviser Jake Sullivan described as “interesting signals” Kim Jong Un’s recent statement that North Korea will be ready for both dialogue and confrontation, but more for confrontation. On Monday, the top U.S. envoy on North Korea affairs said on a visit to Seoul that he hoped to see a positive reaction from the North soon on U.S. offers for talks.