September 27, 2023

N. Korean official moots idea of resuming overt nuclear development

Official says there's increasing North Korean interest in resuming nuclear development

A North Korean official has for the first time since the Singapore summit mooted the idea of Pyongyang resuming overt nuclear development, a statement published by official state media showed on Friday.

Responding to Washington's ongoing public aversion to North Korea sanctions relief, a director of the foreign ministry-linked Institute for American Studies warned that Pyongyang may reconsider Kim Jong Un's April 2018 directive to focus solely on economic development.