Trump made similar accusations in May, noting that North Korea's previously conciliatory tone towards the scheduled summit between Kim and Trump seemed to change overnight following Kim's meeting with Chinese communist leader Xi Jinping in Dalian, China.
The U.S. now maintains about 28,500 troops in South Korea to deter North Korean aggression and also add to regional stability. "I believe that it does not make any sense".
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un looks to have ditched Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for a trip to a potato farm in the latest in a long string of embarrassing failures in President Donald Trump's push to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula.
Meanwhile, the Pentagon put a dollar amount - about US$14 million - on the costs of Freedom Guardian, which was shelved after Trump met with Kim in a historic summit Singapore last month.
"In the last few months, we displayed maximum patience and watched the USA while initiating good-will steps as many as we can", KCNA, in a statement attributed to a spokesman for North Korea's foreign ministry, said. "But, it seems that the US misunderstood our goodwill and patience".
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During Mr Pompeo's trip relations between the United States and North Korea appeared to take a dive as Pyongyang accused the U.S. of a "gangster-like mindset" during the high-level negotiations.
Instead, North Korea appears as though it's conducting business as usual.
Wang, in addition, disagreed that Kim is planning on a second summit with Trump in Switzerland as he said such a summit isn't in the interests of either country.
He added that Trump has won the "face" as the peacemaker, but will require China to deliver the "lining" on denuclearization as Beijing has a bigger say in awarding Pyongyang economic gains.
Kim Jong Un put potatoes ahead of Mike Pompeo during a USA visit to agree denuclearisation details, state media has suggested.
The North's state media normally lead their television bulletins and front pages with Kim's doings, but a seven-day absence from the headlines, including during Pompeo's visit, had prompted speculation on his whereabouts among Korea-watchers.