1. Various set up of North Korea's Ambassador to Britain Hyon Hak Bong
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Ambassador Hyon Hak Bong, North Korea's Ambassador to Britain:
"We know that he (Trump) indicated his intention, but we take it not as a meaningful one. We don't take it as a meaningful one. We see it as nothing but dramatics of a popular actor to create a juncture favourable to his election campaign."
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Ambassador Hyon Hak Bong, North Korea's Ambassador to Britain:
"Historically US candidates say this or that, a lot of things during the campaign but after resuming Presidency they prolong the existing anti DPR Korea policy to stifle our socialist system and to make pressure or sanctions. So, you know, we know them, that is why I characterise the remarks as an actor’s play."
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Ambassador Hyon Hak Bong, North Korea's Ambassador to Britain:
"Let me say dead. Six-party talks are dead. Everybody knows that, particularly Korean experts recognise that. Continued pressure, military, particularly nuclear threat by the United States including their sanctions against the DPR Korea's sovereign right to defend itself makes the six-party talks dead."
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Ambassador Hyon Hak Bong, North Korea's Ambassador to Britain:
“US hostile policy has pushed the DPR Korea into having nuclear weapons. So if we want to cure somebody's illness, we should find out the root cause of the illness. It’s the same. If nuclear weapons, our nuclear program or nuclear issue could be resolved, the root cause should be resolved first, that is the hostile policy and nuclear threat by the United States.”
North Korea's ambassador to Britain said on Tuesday that his country has no interest in presumptive US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's offer to open nuclear talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Ambassador Hyon Hak Bong said in London on Tuesday that Pyongyang views Trump's offer as an electoral ploy that is not serious.
Hyon said that "we see it as the dramatics of a popular actor," adding that US presidential candidates say a lot of things during a campaign but once they assume power they always adopt a hostile stance toward North Korea.
Trump said last week he is open to meeting with Kim Jong Un, which would represent a sharp alteration in US policy.
The Obama administration says it is willing to resume talks with North Korea but only if the North commits itself to the goal of abandoning its nuclear weapons program.
Hyon said North Korea needs its nuclear weapons for self-defence and to protect its sovereignty.
He said the "six-party talks" aimed at ending his country's nuclear weapons program through negotiations are "dead."
No sitting US president has met with the leader of North Korea.