May 26, 2024
News

No denuclearization until U.S. removes “nuclear threat” from the region: KCNA

State media dispatch says Pyongyang believes giving up nukes could lead to "nuclear war crisis"

North Korea will not relinquish its nuclear arsenal until the regional "nuclear threat" from the United States is removed, Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said in a statement Thursday.

In a dispatch released amid a visit to the peninsula by Washington's top North Korea negotiator Stephen Biegun and months of deadlocked nuclear talks, the DPRK blamed the U.S. for a lack of progress since July's Singapore summit.

Become a member for less than $4 per week.

  • Unlimited access to all of NK News: reporting, investigations, analysis
  • The NK News Daily Update, an email newsletter to keep you in the loop
  • Searchable archive of all content, photo galleries, special columns
  • Contact NK News reporters with tips or requests for reporting
Get unlimited access to all NK News content, including original reporting, investigations, and analyses by our team of DPRK experts.
Subscribe now

All major cards accepted. No commitments – you can cancel any time.