Amid its peace offensive, North Korea has blamed both South Korea and the U.S. for stoking tensions on the Korean peninsula.
At a press conference in Moscow on Tuesday, the North Korean ambassador to Russia, Kim Yong-jae , said Pyongyang is doing its best to improve relations with Seoul, referring to the North's recent proposal to end all slandering and hostilities on the peninsula.
The proposal also included calls for Seoul to cancel its annual military drills with Washington set to start at the end of this month.
While Seoul and Washington say their drills are only defensive in nature, Pyongyang considers them a war game.
The ambassador also said Washington's hostile policy towards Pyongyang was delaying the resumption of the six-party talks aimed at denuclearizing the North.