People bringing flowers to Russian Foreign Ministry in memory of late Ambassador ChurkinRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 20, 23:55
US envoy to UN pays tribute to Churkin’s ‘great skill’ in advocating Russia's positionWorld February 20, 23:29
Energy minister says Russia outpaces its February schedule of oil production cutBusiness & Economy February 20, 23:02
Russian UN envoy Vitaly Churkin’s death is big loss for Russia, premier saysRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 20, 22:52
Colleagues mourn Russia's ambassador to UN as 'diplomatic giant and wonderful character'World February 20, 21:58
Putin offers condolences over UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin’s deathRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 20, 21:21
Russia’s Foreign Ministry lost outstanding diplomat — spokeswoman on UN envoy’s deathRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 20, 20:54
Russia's ambassador to UN Vitaly Churkin diesRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 20, 20:24
Antimonopoly service orders Apple to open official service center in Russia by May 1Business & Economy February 20, 20:18
PYONGYANG, February 4. /TASS/. North Korea could use the most firm countermeasures in response to hostile actions of US President Barack Obama administration, the country’s National Defense Commission said in a statement published on Wednesday.
Pyongyang is ready to "counter the United States in any war, including a nuclear one," the statement by the commission, North Korea’s supreme leadership body, reads.
The people and the army of North Korea "have neither need nor willingness to sit at the negotiating table with the US that seeks to trample the republic’s ideology and bring down its social system," it says.
Washington should be aware, the commission said, that in a confrontation with the US, North Korea may use precision and diversified nuclear striking means, ground, naval, underwater, air and cyber warfare means.
The National Defense Commission, led by North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un, stresses that the people’s army will use a Juche strategy and tactics and also the unprecedented methods of military actions.
The statement comes as President Obama has announced plans to introduce more sanctions on North Korea and also amid persistent calls of the US political and military leadership to step up the blockade of the country.
The commission also notes the dangerous character of the upcoming military drills between the US and South Korea known as Key Resolve" and "Foal Eagle" which usually begin in March.
Last month, North Korea announced it was ready to introduce a moratorium on nuclear tests should the US and South Korea shelve their plan for joint military exercises. However, the US government rejected the offer.