Senior US defence officials are gathering in Seoul for annual meetings as the two countries face intensifying threats from North Korea to stop joint military drills and for the United States to change its approach in denuclearisation talks. But the regime turned the offer down, saying it was not interested in talks that are only held to appease them before a year-end deadline set by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for Washington to offer an acceptable deal.
Esper acknowledged on Wednesday he modified into as soon as originate to adjustments in USA military exercise in South Korea if it helped diplomats seeking to jump-initiate up stalled talks with North Korea.
In a statement released by state media, North Korean negotiator Kim Myong Gil didn't clearly say whether the North would accept the supposed USA offer.
He then delivered a sting in the tail, saying that if the United States went ahead with a "hostile provocation", then Pyongyang "will be compelled to answer with shocking punishment that would be hard for the U.S.to cope with".
The South Korean Foreign Ministry announced another round of defence cost talks would be held on November 18-19 in Seoul.
A South Korean official said last week that Washington and Pyongyang could resume talks in early December.
Talks between the two sides in Stockholm broke down last month, and USA and Swedish efforts to revive the dialogue have so far failed.
Following that meeting, North Korea accused the USA of approaching the talks with an "old stance and attitude".
Seoul and Washington are also in talks to renew their bilateral defense cost-sharing pact, the Special Measures Agreement (SMA), as the current one-year deal expires on December 31.
North Korea has demanded that the USA lift what it calls a "hostile policy" toward Pyongyang. It could also set a precedent for upcoming US negotiations on defense cost-sharing with other allies.
He said that this was the only way to ensure security and stability in North Korea.
Esper is embarking on a tour of Asia to discuss several pressing issues, including an intelligence sharing pact between South Korea and Japan that's set to expire soon.
A spokesman for the South's defence ministry said its position was "unchanged" and the intelligence agreement termination could only be reconsidered if Japan withdrew its "unfair retaliatory measures and friendly relations are restored".
Seoul announced the decision in August after Tokyo imposed economic restrictions on Seoul in political retaliation for last year's Korean Supreme Court rulings that ordered Japanese firms to compensate victims of forced labor during Japan's 1910-45 colonial rule of the peninsula.
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