December 05, 2023

Seoul shoots down North Korea’s claim that it is a ‘responsible nuclear state’

South Korea says DPRK will never be recognized as nuclear power, after Pyongyang enshrines nuke policy in constitution

South Korea’s foreign ministry stressed that the international community will “never” recognize North Korea as a nuclear power on Monday, after a top DPRK official accused the U.N. Security Council (UNSC) of denying the country’s “constitutional position” as a nuclear weapon state.

The ministry also criticized Pyongyang for “shifting the blame outward” and “perpetuating false and distorted claims” to justify its weapons development despite clear international prohibitions on its nuclear program.