From the BBC:
North Korea has issued a New Year message calling for an end to hostile relations with the US.A statement carried in major newspapers said Pyongyang also wanted “a lasting peace system on the Korean Peninsula”.
In response, a US State Department official said North Korea should show its good faith by returning to six-party talks on its nuclear programme.
In early December, the North said talks with a special US envoy had narrowed differences between the two sides.
The North Korean regime traditionally marks New Year’s Day with a joint editorial in the country’s three major newspapers.
Analysts say the statement is examined carefully for clues to Pyongyang’s policies for the coming year.
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