Tuesday, July 29, 2008
North Korea threatened Tuesday to bolster its “nuclear armed force,” saying the United States was not yet ready to drop its “hostile policy” towards the communist country.
Washington and Pyongyang face “a grave political challenge” to realise denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula and end their decades-long hostility, the North’s state newspaper Minju Joson said in a commentary.
“What is crucial here is that the US should completely abandon its hostile policy. But the US is not yet prepared to make a strategic decision,” the commentary said.
(Article continues below)
“As we have stressed several times, our nuclear armed force is a self defensive measure to protect the security of our country and people against manoeuvres by hostile forces to stifle the DPRK (North Korea),” it said.
“Therefore, the stronger US military threats and schemes to invade us are, the more our republic will keep strengthening its powerful self-defensive deterrence. That is our right.”
This article was posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at 10:17 am