North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un inspecting the test-fire of intercontinental ballistic missile. AFP

North Korea has issued new Nuclear threat as the United States and Pyongyang prepare for another round of high-level talks this week.

An official with North Korea’s Foreign Ministry issued a veiled threat on Friday, warning that Pyongyang could restart “building up nuclear forces” if the US does not ease the crippling sanctions levied on North Korea.

The comments come ahead of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s meeting with his North Korean counterpart, Kim Yong Chol, in New York this week.
The piece, carried in North Korea’s state-run news agency KCNA, accused Washington of believing the “foolish idea that the DPRK came out to the negotiating table, yielding to the sanctions” and failing to understand that “the improvement of relations and sanctions are incompatible.”
Pompeo called the commentary “stray voltage” in an interview with CBS News and said he’s not worried about rhetoric from North Korean media.
“We know with whom we’re negotiating. We know what their positions are. And President Trump has made his position very clear: no economic relief until we have achieved our ultimate objective,” he said.