USA, May 24: Donald Trump may make pledges, but no one cares. His promise of engaging with North Korea is not being taken lightly by Pyongyang.
So Se Pyong, the country's ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva said that Trump's call for speaking with the North Korean chief is just a political gimmick.
"It is up to the decision of my Supreme Leader whether he decides to meet or not, but I think his [Trump's] idea or talk is nonsense," he said.
He further added, "It's for utilization of the presidential election, that's all. A kind of a propaganda or advertisement. This is useless, just a gesture for the presidential election."
In a matter-of-fact statement, Trump said last week that he would speak to North Korea about their nuclear ambitions. "I would speak to him, I would have no problem speaking to him," he had said.
North Korea has been launching nuclear missiles, much to the discomfort of the neighboring countries like China and South Korea. In January, Kim's regime launched a nuclear test about 100 kiolometers from China-North Korea border, which caused an earthquake in Yanji, a Chinese city. Similar experiments were done in February.
While UN stands helpless, US has not engaged with North Korea since 2012, when North Korea promised a moratorium on nuclear development in exchange of food aid from the US.