North Korea said nuclear talks with the United States have broken down, a description at odds with the Trump administration's characterization of them as a good discussion.

The two sides met in Stockholm on Saturday to resume nuclear negotiations after eight months of stalemate over denuclearization and sanctions.

The top North Korean nuclear envoy, Kim Myong Gil, said the working-level talks had broken off entirely due to the United States' failure to abandon its outdated viewpoint and attitude.

State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus disputed those comments, saying they did not reflect the content or spirit of today's 8 -hour discussion.

She said Washington brought creative ideas and a number of new initiatives to the talks, while North Korea blamed the Americans for coming empty-handed.

Source: National News Agency