North Korea insisted Thursday it needs atomic weaponry to deter a US nuclear threat, and vowed never to give up its right to launch rockets as part of what it called a peaceful space programme.
North Korean Foreign Minister Pak Ui-Chun (left) walks next to his counterpart US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (right) following family photo during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum (ARF) in Bali in 2011. Pak told minister at the summit on July 12, 2012 that North Korea needs nuclear weapons to deter the US threat.
Washington's aim is to "eliminate the political ideology and system our people have opted for", Foreign Minister Pak Ui-Chun told a regional Asian gathering in Cambodia, according to a summary given to reporters by his delegation.
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