Tuesday, May 5, 2009
North Korea vowed Tuesday it would not give up its nuclear weapons programme and accused the United States of working on new plans to attack the communist country.
The Korean peninsula is “on the brink of war because of a new war scheme by US hostile forces,” the North’s ruling party newspaper Rodon Sinmun said in an editorial.
It reiterated a promise by Pyongyang to bolster its deterrent, arguing the United States has been working on a new “nuclear war scenario for aggression.”
“We are compelled to bolster our nuclear deterrent” as hostile forces have clarified their scheme to occupy North Korea by force, it added.
The North has made similar comments almost every day since threatening last week to carry out fresh nuclear and missile tests unless the United Nations apologises for condemning and punishing its April 5 rocket launch.