North Korea warned Friday it is “ready for dialogue or stand-off” with the United States, warning it has given Washington “enough time” to change its approach to stalled nuclear talks.

In a message in the Korean Central News Agency, North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho also said it would be a “miscalculation” if Washington imposed more sanctions on Pyongyang.

“We have already given ample explanation enough to be understood by the U.S. side and we have also given it enough time out of maximum patience,” Ri said. “We are ready for both dialogue and stand-off.”

The statement warned North Korea could “remain the biggest threat to the U.S.” for a long time.

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