Barack Obama rejects North Korea's proposal to end nuclear tests

  • The president of the United States, Barack Obama, has rejected North Korea’s proposal that if the United States ends its military exercises that are held annually with South Korea, the country would suspend its nuclear tests. Media reports quoted Obama as saying that the United States did not take Pyongyang’s proposal seriously. The offer was made by the foreign minister of North Korea, Ri Su-yong, in a rare interview.