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North Korea's nuclear weapons aimed only at US, diplomat says

Europe
20.10.2017
By our dpa-correspondent and Europe Online    auf Facebook posten  Auf Twitter posten  
Moscow (dpa) - A high-ranking North Korean diplomat told a non-proliferation conference in Moscow on Friday that the country‘s nuclear weapons were aimed at the United States - and at no one else.

"We believe that the United States, but not any other country, might mount a nuclear attack," Choe Son Hui, the head of the North Korean Foreign Ministry‘s department on North American affairs, said in comments carried by Russian state news agency TASS.

"Our nuclear programme and weapons are aimed at the United States," the diplomat said. "Our nuclear response will aim at the US, but not any other third country."

Russia and China have the closest diplomatic relations with the insular communist state of North Korea. The US and its allies South Korea and Japan have been increasingly alarmed in recent months about the potential for a nuclear war with North Korea.

 

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