US already ‘lit fuse of war,’ nuclear arms not subject to negotiations – N. Korea’s FM

Pyongyang will not give up its nuclear program under any conditions, North Korea’s Foreign Minister has emphasized, stating that the US has “lit the fuse of war” and that Washington should cease its hostile actions first.

Pyongyang would not give up its nuclear weapons under any conditions, Ri Yong-ho told TASS in an interview released Wednesday.

US President Donald Trump, who has been eagerly exchanging personal insults with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and threatening military action on multiple occasions, is the one who “lit the fuse of war,” Pyongyang’s top diplomat said.

Therefore, our nuclear arsenal is a “deterrent that guarantees peace and security in the region and the right of the Korean nation to exist and develop,” Ri said. read more