Putin signs law on ratification of Russia air force grouping in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 27, 9:49
Moscow clarifies its stance on new anti-Russian sanctions to BrusselsRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 27, 9:35
Russia’s Defense Ministry launches Chinese and Arabic versions of 2017 Army Games websiteMilitary & Defense July 27, 8:55
Finland succeeds in building prosperous state for 100 years of independence — presidentWorld July 27, 8:27
Russian expedition recovers unique naval gun from Kerch StraitSociety & Culture July 27, 8:18
EU likely to declare US anti-Russian sanctions invalid, Russia’s EU envoy saysRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 27, 3:41
Russian PM calls situation around Saakashvili's citizenship a weird tragicomedyRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 27, 3:36
Russian Ice Hockey Federation to wage ruthless war on doping abuseSport July 26, 19:53
Two Siberian residents jailed for killing three zoo birds in failed barbeque attemptSociety & Culture July 26, 18:43
PYONGYANG, July 21. /TASS/. North Korea’s nuclear potential serves as a necessary means of defending the country’s sovereignty in the conditions of US hostile policy, the republic’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday.
"The nuclear program cannot become a bargaining chip at the negotiations table," the ministry added noting that North Korea "is not interested in dialogue on unilaterally freezing its nuclear program." The foreign ministry criticized Washington’s "attempts to link signing an agreement with Iran [on Tehran’s nuclear program] with Pyongyang’s nuclear program."
"North Korea’s nuclear deterrence potential is a necessary means for defending its sovereignty and vital interests in the conditions of nuclear threat from the US which has been conducting hostile policy toward Pyongyang for over half a century," the statement said. The foreign ministry also noted that North Korea "is one of the countries with nuclear weapons and, as such, has its own interests.".