N. Korea nukes threat
NORTH Korea has warned it could revive a state policy aimed at strengthening its nuclear arsenal if the US does not lift its economic sanctions.
The statement released by the Foreign Ministry came amid a sense of unease between Washington and Seoul over the use of sanctions and pressure to get the North to relinquish its nuclear program.
The ministry said North Korea could bring back its “py- ongjin” policy of simultaneously advancing its nuclear force and economic development if the US doesn’t change its stance.
The North came short of threatening to abandon the nuclear negotiations with the US, but it accused Washington of derailing commitments made by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and President Donald Trump at their June summit in Singapore.