Monday, September 26, 2016

North Korea Vows To Expand And Strengthen Their Nuclear Capability

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho addresses the United Nations General Assembly in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S. September 23, 2016. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Reuters: Defying U.N., North Korea vows to strengthen nuclear capability

North Korea vowed on Friday to further strengthen its nuclear weapons capability, in spite of U.N. condemnation and sanctions, and said it would never abandon its deterrence while it was threatened by nuclear-armed states.

In an address to the United Nations General Assembly, North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho described his country's nuclear weapons as "a righteous self-defense measure" against "constant nuclear threats of the United States."

"Going nuclear-armed is the policy of our state," he said. "As long as there exists a nuclear-weapon state in hostile relations with the DPRK, our national security and peace on the Korean peninsula can be defended only with reliable nuclear deterrence," he said, using the acronym for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, North Korea's official name.

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WNU Editor: This North Korean position is hardening South Korean altitudes on nuclear weapons .... Most S.Koreans Support Nuclear Armament (Chosun Ilbo).

More News On North Korea Vowing To Expand And Strengthen Their Nuclear Capability

North Korea vows in UN speech to strengthen nuclear forces -- AP
North Korea's Ri Yong Ho defends 'successful' nuclear test in U.N. speech -- UPI
N.Korea Threatens to Continue Nuclear Arms Development -- Chosun Ilbo
Defiant North Korea Says It Must 'Go Nuclear' To Defend Itself -- RFE
North Korea threatens another nuclear test -- Nikkei Asian Review

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