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North Korea will maintain its nuclear weapons–negotiations not on the table

North Korea sees its nuclear weapons as a deterrent against US aggression

The North Korean envoy to the United Nations has stated that Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme is not up for negotiation.

Ju Yong-сhol stated,

“The DPRK (North Korea) will never place its self-defence nuclear deterrence on the negotiating table or step back from the path it took to bolster the national nuclear force”.

He went on to reiterate North Korea’s position that the military exercises being conducted in South Korea with US and allied troops is an aggressive provocation to North Korea whose unceasing nature “would certainly add fuel to the fire”.

Ju Yong-chol continued,

“As long as the US hostile policy and nuclear threat remains unchallenged, the DPRK will never place its self-defensive nuclear deterrence on the negotiating table”.

This is in line with previous statements that cited the US overthrow of the Libyan government in 2011 which occurred only after Tripoli gave up its own weapons programme in late 2003.

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China and Russia have both criticised the US led military drills in South Korea and have urged America to put the drills as well as the delivery of THAAD missile systems to the country on hold so that dialogue can resume.

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August 22, 2017

US presence anywhere is a threat to any country Kim, be it a peace mission or regime change. It doesn’t excuse getting your knickers in a twist. Cool you’re tits and wait to see what America does. It is showing off and impressing no one.

P.S Saying nothing of Nukes.

August 22, 2017

bush the III did not invent US arrogance.

In 2015, the DPRK offered ohblahblah a deal, not the first time, which was rejected because it meant ceasing US military exercises near the Korean peninsula in return for cessation of the nuclear programme. There is of course a long history of this US arrogance to such offers by DPRK, that does not need to be spelt out, to anyone with a sense of the history of the region (See the work of Bruce Cumings if not).

Wayne Blow
Wayne Blow
August 23, 2017

South Korea, time to tell tell Trump and his bullshit Senate et al to stuff the bullshit in their puke holes, and make themselves scarce, Kim Jong Un is merely trying to protect his country’s “RIGHTS” and their freedoms. Effing USA should butt out of the rest of the world’s business, the “empire” is crashing down as all have before theirs, they should REbuild their dysfunctional garbage can of a country and live and let live like most others on this planet !!!!!!!

August 24, 2017

The Leader of North Korea knows he is talking about.
He saw the Killary philosophy “We came, We saw, He died! LOLLOLLOL!” and gone was Mr. Gadaffi and the country Libya. He observes what US INC. is doing against Iran, not even keeping their word to a treaty on paper! US INC. keeps meddling, in the name of the Zionists of course. What else can the entire US Incorporated do, if Congress signed a paper to act for “Israel first”?

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