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North Korea's UK ambassador rejects Trump's offer of talks

  • FILE - In this May 10,,2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is photographed during an interview with The Associated Press in his office at Trump Tower in New York. Trump holds his first presidential fundraisers this week, in New Mexico and Los Angeles. The events directly benefit his campaign, but he doesn’t see it that way. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

    FILE - In this May 10,,2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is photographed during an interview with The Associated Press in his office at Trump Tower in New York. Trump holds his first presidential fundraisers this week, in New Mexico and Los Angeles. The events directly benefit his campaign, but he doesn’t see it that way. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • Hyun Hak Bong, North Korea's Ambassador to the UK, speaks during an interview in London, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. North Korea’s ambassador to Britain says his country has no interest in presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s offer to open nuclear talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Hyon Hak Bong said Tuesday that Pyongyang views Trump’s offer as an electoral ploy that is not serious.  (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

    Hyun Hak Bong, North Korea's Ambassador to the UK, speaks during an interview in London, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. North Korea’s ambassador to Britain says his country has no interest in presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s offer to open nuclear talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Hyon Hak Bong said Tuesday that Pyongyang views Trump’s offer as an electoral ploy that is not serious. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)  (The Associated Press)

  • Hyun Hak Bong, North Korea's Ambassador to the UK, speaks during an interview in London, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. North Korea’s ambassador to Britain says his country has no interest in presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s offer to open nuclear talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Hyon Hak Bong said Tuesday that Pyongyang views Trump’s offer as an electoral ploy that is not serious.  (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

    Hyun Hak Bong, North Korea's Ambassador to the UK, speaks during an interview in London, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. North Korea’s ambassador to Britain says his country has no interest in presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s offer to open nuclear talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Hyon Hak Bong said Tuesday that Pyongyang views Trump’s offer as an electoral ploy that is not serious. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)  (The Associated Press)

North Korea's ambassador to Britain says his country has no interest in presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's offer to open nuclear talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Ambassador Hyon Hak Bong said Tuesday that Pyongyang views Trump's offer as an electoral ploy that isn't significant.

Hyon said that "we see it as the dramatics of a popular actor," adding that U.S. presidential candidates say a lot of things during a campaign but once they assume power they always adopt a hostile stance toward North Korea.

Trump said last week he is open to meeting with Kim Jong Un, which would represent a sharp alteration in U.S. policy.

The ambassador said the "six-party talks" aimed at ending his country's nuclear weapons program through negotiations are "dead."