North Korea will NEVER give up its nuclear weapons, Kim Jong-un’s UN envoy warns

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NORTH Korea will never bow down to international pressure and give up its nuclear weapons programme, according to the country’s envoy to the United Nations disarmament forum.

North Korean ambassador Ju Yong Chol slammed the “constant nuclear threats” from the US and said: “The measures taken by the DPRK [] to strengthen its nuclear deterrence and develop inter-continental rockets is justifiable and a legitimate option for self-defence in the face of such apparent and real threats.”

He added that the North Korean nuclear program would never be up for negotiation, which could prove a serious barrier to hopes of a diplomatic solution to the ongoing tensions.

US disarmament ambassador Robert Wood told a UN-sponsored Conference on Disarmament in Geneva that ‘s top priority was to protect the US and its allies against the “growing threat” from North Korea – and America was ready to use “the full range of capabilities” at its disposal.

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