In this Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, second right, attends a military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of its military in Pyongyang, North Korea.
A North Korean official on Sunday threatened the US yet again if it takes part in the joint military exercises with South Korea in the coming months.
The United States is due to start joint exercises in early April, a South Korean presidential security adviser said this week according to Yonhap news agency - the latest in a series of drills that the north has regularly described as a threat.
The U.S. announced on February 23 it was imposing its most sweeping set of sanctions on North Korea in an effort to pressure the country to abandon its nuclear and long-range missile development programs.
Trump warned of a "phase two" that could be "very, very unfortunate for the world" if the steps did not work.
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The possibility of talks between Washington and Pyongyang gained traction after the North stated its willingness for dialogue a few times last month, amid its participation in the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.
But the North's foreign ministry said Washington's call for preconditions only reaffirms that it does not want to resume dialogue.
People watch a TV screen showing U.S. President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, left, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, March 2, 2018. "The dialogue we desire is the one created to discuss and resolve the issues of mutual concern on an equal footing between states".
The Olympic Games in Pyeongchang last month presented the two Koreas with the opportunity to engage after tensions between them had escalated over the North's missile programme.