North Korea threatens to resume nuclear weapons development over sanctions
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North Korea threatens to resume nuclear weapons development over sanctions

Pyongyang, Nov 3: North Korea has warned it could revive a state policy aimed at strengthening its nuclear arsenal if the United States does not lift economic sanctions against the country.

North Korea’s Foreign Ministry said, Pyongyang could revert to leader Kim Jong Un’s signature policy of pyongjin, or “parallel advance,” in which the country simultaneously pursues economic and nuclear development, reports The Japan Times.

“If the US keeps behaving arrogant without showing any change in its stand … the DPRK may add one thing to the state line for directing all efforts to the economic construction adopted in April and as a result, the word ‘pyongjin’ (simultaneously conducting economic construction and building up nuclear forces) may appear again and the change of the line could be seriously reconsidered".

“Now that we gave all things possible to the US, things it hardly deserves, by taking proactive and good-will measures, what remains to be done is the US corresponding reply."

“Unless there is any reply, the DPRK will not move even 1 mm, how costly it may be,” it added. (UNI)