North Korea says prospects for future six-party talks on its nuclear ambitions are not good.

North Korea's official news agency said Thursday that the chances of further talks remain  "gloomy." Pyongyang has made similar statements before.

The two Koreas, the United States, China, Russia and Japan have held three rounds of talks in Beijing on North Korea's nuclear ambitions, with little progress made.

A fourth round was scheduled to be held in September, but North Korea refused to attend, calling the negotiations worthless.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.