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North Korea says it will never be nuclear unless the United States removes its nuclear weapons

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – North Korea said Thursday that it will never unilaterally give up its nuclear weapons unless the United States first removes what Pyongyang called a nuclear threat. The surprisingly stupid statements with Seoul's more pink presentation of the North Korean position and can scrape the already fragile diplomacy between Washington, Seoul and Pyongyang to design a nuclear crisis last year had many save war. The latest from North Korea comes as the United States and North Korea are fighting the sequel of the denuclearization Washington wants and the removal of international sanctions like Pyongyang wishes. The statement from the northern official Korean central government also raises credibility problems for the liberal South Korean government, who continually asserted that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is really interested in bargaining its nuclear weapons, as Seoul tries to keep a positive life atmosphere for dialogue. The Nordic comments can also be taken as evidence of what many outside skeptics have long said: Kim will never volunteer to refrain from an arsenal that he sees as a stronger guarantee for survival than anything that assures the United States. The statement proposes that North Korea will demand that the United States withdraw or significantly lower the 28,500 US troops stationed in South Korea, which would be an important focal point for a potential disarmament agreement. Kim and President Donald Trump met on June 1 2 in Singapore where they issued a vigilant goal for the "Korean Peninsula" complete denuclearization without…

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – North Korea said Thursday that it will never unilaterally give up its nuclear weapons unless the United States first removes what Pyongyang called a nuclear threat. The surprisingly stupid statements with Seoul’s more pink presentation of the North Korean position and can scrape the already fragile diplomacy between Washington, Seoul and Pyongyang to design a nuclear crisis last year had many save war.

The latest from North Korea comes as the United States and North Korea are fighting the sequel of the denuclearization Washington wants and the removal of international sanctions like Pyongyang wishes. The statement from the northern official Korean central government also raises credibility problems for the liberal South Korean government, who continually asserted that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is really interested in bargaining its nuclear weapons, as Seoul tries to keep a positive life atmosphere for dialogue.

The Nordic comments can also be taken as evidence of what many outside skeptics have long said: Kim will never volunteer to refrain from an arsenal that he sees as a stronger guarantee for survival than anything that assures the United States. The statement proposes that North Korea will demand that the United States withdraw or significantly lower the 28,500 US troops stationed in South Korea, which would be an important focal point for a potential disarmament agreement.

Kim and President Donald Trump met on June 1

2 in Singapore where they issued a vigilant goal for the “Korean Peninsula” complete denuclearization without describing when and how it would happen. The leaders are trying to arrange another meeting at the beginning of next year.

However, North Korea for decades has pursued a concept of denuclearization that has no resemblance to the US definition, with Pyongyang vowing to continue nuclear development until the United States removes its troops and nuclear umbrella to defend South Korea and Japan. In Thursday’s statement, the North made it clear that it is consistent with its traditional attitude toward denuclearization. It accused Washington of turning what had been agreed in Singapore and conducting talks after the summit in a death.

“The United States must now recognize the correct significance of the Korean Peninsula’s nuclear power and must specifically study geography,” says the statement.

“When we talk about the Korean Peninsula, it covers the territory of our Republic and the whole of South Korea, where the United States has put its invasive force, including nuclear weapons. When we talk about the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, it means that all sources of nuclear weapons threatened not only from the south and north but also from areas near the Korean Peninsula, “said the statement.

 File photo, & nbsp; taken July 4, 2017, shows North Korea's test fire by the intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 at


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File photo, taken July 4, 2017, shows North Korea’s test fire in the intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 in an undeclared area.

The United States took away its tactical nuclear weapons from South Korea in the 1990s. Washington and Seoul did not respond immediately to the North Korean statement.

North Korea’s repetition of its long-standing position on nuclear weapons may prove to be a major backlog for diplomacy, revived in the beginning of the year after a series of provocative nuclear and missile tests that left Kim and Trump spend most of the 2017 exchange personal insults and krigstrussar. The statement could jeopardize Trump’s plan to hold a second summit with Kim at the beginning of next year, as it may be difficult for the United States to negotiate further if the Nordic countries tie the future to their nukes to the United States military presence in the south, says analysts.

South Korean president Moon Jae-in, who met Kim three times this year and lobbied hard for the Trump Kim meeting, said that Kim did not require American troops hit by the Korean Peninsula as a prerequisite for abandoning his nuclear weapons. But Kim has never made such comments publicly.

“The stupid statement may be an indicator that the Nordic countries have no intention of returning to the negotiating table anytime soon,” said Shin Beomchul, senior analyst at Seouls Asan Institute for Policy Studies. “It is obvious that the Nordic Region intends to keep its nukes and transform the diplomatic process into a bilateral arms-reducing negotiation with the United States, rather than a process in which it unilaterally transfers its program.”

The nuclear negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang have stopped since the Trump-Kim meeting. The United States wants North Korea to provide a detailed account of nuclear and missile facilities that would be inspected and dismantled under any agreement, while the Nordic countries insist on sanctions being lifted first.

The North Korean statement came one day after Stephen Biegun, the Trump Administration’s Special Envoy in North Korea, told reporters in South Korea that Washington reviewed light restrictions on travel in North Korea to facilitate humanitarian transfers to help solve the deaths in nuclear negotiations.

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