North Korea’s deputy foreign minister has boasted about the country’s current nuclear capability saying the nuclear weapon in the North’s possession is not illusion.
Sin Hong-chol, North Korea's deputy foreign minister, said it is not a commodity that may be traded for American dollars nor is it for sale, adding the North’s nuclear program “cannot be put on the negotiating table with the aim to rip it off.”
In an interview with Al Jazeera held in Pyongyang on Monday, Sin said that the stalled six-party talks aimed on the denuclearization of the North were "throttled at birth".
Sin said the North loves peace, but will not beg for it. He said if his country notices any sign of assault on its sovereignty, its army will launch “merciless military strikes against the US aggressors, wherever they may exist, from the remote U.S. lands to the American military bases on the Korean peninsula, such as those of Japan and elsewhere.”