US Senate passes bill toughening anti-Russia sanctionsWorld July 28, 3:10
Russia, China round up joint naval exercise in Baltic SeaMilitary & Defense July 27, 21:27
Chechen leader says he is ready to quit his job to protect al-Aqsa Mosque in JerusalemSociety & Culture July 27, 21:07
Russian tennis star Sharapova granted wildcard for WTA tournament in CincinnatiSport July 27, 20:11
Russia invites Baltic partners to attend naval review in St. PetersburgMilitary & Defense July 27, 19:38
Russia’s new ambassador to Turkey presents his credentials to ErdoganRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 27, 19:03
Deadly wildfires in southern EuropeWorld July 27, 18:20
Russia interested in cooperation with Finland on Arctic environmentBusiness & Economy July 27, 18:14
New US anti-Russia sanctions way to pursue its economic interests with cynicism — PutinRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 27, 18:11
PYONGYANG, October 12 (Itar-Tass) - North Korea’s nuclear weapons is the only guarantor of peace and security on the Korean Peninsula, the National Defense Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (NDC) said in a statement on Saturday.
Peace and security on the Korean Peninsula can be guaranteed by North Korea’s revolutionary armed forces, which have nuclear arms, “but not by a non-aggression pact,” North Korea’s National Defense Commission said in response to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s pronouncements that Washington was ready for talks and signing a non agreesion pact with North Korea, as soon as there were clear indications that Pyongyang was denuclearizing.
The statement says that the United States “should cancel sanctions” imposed against the DPRK and “stop military provocations, including military drills on the Korean Peninsula.”
The NDC recommended the United States to bear in mind that North Korea “is no longer a small and weak state that can be intimidated.” Apart from that, according to the statement, Washington “should not speak about talks and dialogue [with Pyongyang] setting any preliminary conditions.”