Criticizing Washington’s demand for unilateral concessions & unconditional “nuclear abandonment,” North Korea’s first vice minister of foreign affairs Kim Kye-gwan recalled the eventual fate of Libya and said such negotiations style is unacceptable for Pyongyang.
“This is not an attempt to solve the problem through dialogue but rather the manifestation …to force the destiny of the collapsed Libya and Iraq to our dignified state,” Kim said, according to KCNA.
North Korea plans to join global efforts to implement a total ban on nuclear weapons tests, Pyongyang’s ambassador told the United Nations disarmament body on Tuesday. North Korea “will join international desires and efforts for a total ban on nuclear tests,”Han Tae-song, ambassador to the UN in Geneva, said in an address to the Conference on Disarmament, AFP reports. North Korea announced earlier that it will dismantle its northeastern Punggye-ri test site between May 23 and 25 in the presence of local and international media.