At the second anniversary of a landmark summit in Singapore where the US president shook hands with leader Kim Jong Un, North Korea criticized Donald Trump in a stinging denunciation of the United States.

Iran PressAsia: In blistering remarks, North Korea has held the United States responsible for trapping it into a nuclear deal, and has condemned the US for hypocrisy, AFP reported.

North Korea now maintains that there is no need to engage further with the US, as relations with the United States and its staunch ally South Korea rapidly deteriorate.

In recent days, Pyongyang has excoriated the South over defectors launching leaflets criticizing Kim Jong Un into the North and announced it was cutting all official communication links with Seoul.

It was the latest in a series of vitriolic statements from Pyongyang aimed at both Washington and Seoul and came a day after the North implicitly threatened to disrupt November's election if the US did not stay out of inter-Korean affairs.

As well, the North’s foreign minister Ri Son Gwon accused Washington of hypocrisy and seeking regime change, saying that the hopes of 2018 had "faded away into a dark nightmare".

US diplomats insist that they believe Kim promised in Singapore to give up its arsenal, something Pyongyang has taken no steps to do.

On the other hand, North Korea believes it deserves to be rewarded for its moratorium on nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile tests and the disabling of its atomic test site, along with the return of jailed US citizens and remains of soldiers killed in the Korean War.

Trump has made much of his connection with Kim through their exchanges of letters, but according to North Korean FM, Pyongyang now believes there was no hope for improvement simply by maintaining personal relations between Kim Jung Un and the U.S. President.

Trump and Kim met a third time in June 2019 in the Demilitarized Zone dividing the Korean peninsula, when Trump stepped onto North Korean soil as a first for any American president.

But the meeting produced little in terms of tangible progress and after repeated demands from North Korea to offer new concessions, Kim declared his country no longer considered itself bound by its unilateral testing moratoriums. 212/ 104

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