North Korea expressed displeasure over Japan's refusal to participate in aid to Pyongyang for taking denuclearization steps, a news report cited a North Korean official as saying.
"The role that each country is supposed to play is clearly written in the joint agreement," Kyodo News agency quoted Ri Pyong Dok, a researcher in charge of Japan at the North Korean Foreign Ministry, as saying.
Ri also said that while Pyongyang is still considering the details of a Japan-North Korea working group to be established under Tuesday's agreement, it is flexible about when and where the group will hold its first meeting, Kyodo reported.
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