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Py­ongyang will con­tinue bol­ster­ing nu­clear ca­pa­bil­ity un­less Wash­ing­ton scraps hos­tile poli­cies, says For­eign Min­istry

New Straits Times - - World -

SEOUL

DON­ALD TRUMP, ON KIM JONG-UN to rule out a mil­i­tary strike in re­sponse.

A spokesman for the North’s for­eign min­istry said Py­ongyang was “fully ready to re­spond to any op­tion taken by the US”.

The regime would con­tinue bol­ster­ing its “pre­emp­tive nu­clear at­tack” ca­pa­bil­i­ties un­less Wash­ing­ton scrapped its hos­tile poli­cies, he said in a state­ment car­ried by the state-run KCNA news agency.

“The DPRK’s mea­sures for bol­ster­ing the nu­clear force to the max­i­mum will be taken in a con­sec­u­tive

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