December 03, 2023

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.