The Hindu reports Pyongyang says no to denuclearisation
North Korea said on Saturday that it would never agree to talks on denuclearisation, but would be open to negotiations for arms reduction.Right, their motives are so pure you can see right through them.
Pyongyang said it will not give up its nuclear programme until the entire world is denuclearised, according to the North’s main newspaper Rodong Sinmun.
“There may be talks between us and the United States for the sake of arms reduction, but there will never be talks for denuclearisation,” it said.
“Our position is clear. Never dream of denuclearisation on the Korean Peninsula before denuclearisation of the world is realised.”
As I asked here, why would the laughably named Democratic People's Republic of Korea give up the one thing that makes them "special" instead of another failed state dictatorship sinking into mass starvation?
Now we know.
They'll give up nukes for "whirled peas." Really.