North Korea ruled out further talks with the U.S. for now as Kim Jong Un’s regime sought to raise pressure on top Biden administration officials visiting Seoul.

A senior North Korean diplomat confirmed Thursday that Pyongyang had rejected numerous overtures from Washington over the past month, dismissing them as a "time-delaying trick.”

"It will only be a waste of time to sit with the U.S., as it is not ready to feel and accept new change and new times,” First Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui said, according to the official Korean Central News Agency.