N Korea dismisses nuclear talks if U.S 'hostile military moves' continue

North Korea said it has 'no interest' in dialogue unless Washington stops "escalating hostile military moves", as a senior U.S envoy visited Seoul with an eye on reviving nuclear talks with Pyongyang.

Talks between Pyongyang and Washington have stalled since a second summit between U.S President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Hanoi in February collapsed without an agreement.

The pair met again in June in the Demilitarised Zone and agreed to restart working-level dialogue, but those talks have yet to begin.

Meanwhile, North Korea has carried out several short-range missile tests in recent weeks in protest against annual U.S-South Korea joint military drills that it sees as a rehearsal for invasion.