October 02, 2022

No change seen in North Korea’s nuclear policy

Despite 'denuclearization' talk, Pyongyang's position on keeping nuclear program looks unchanged

While Kim Jong Un said North Korea will not use nuclear weapons unless attacked and vowed nonproliferation on Sunday, most observers caution against seeing this as a change in policy.

In the 14,119-word Work Report of the Party Congress, Kim called for the "denuclearization of the world." This is the first time that the North Korean leader has mentioned the word “denuclearization” in an official statement.