PressTV-North Korea will ‘no way’ disarm first without trust in US

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho says continued sanctions against the North are just further deepening the rift of mistrust in the United States, stressing that there is “no way” that his country will abandon its pursuit of nuclear weapons unilaterally as long as Washington is resolved to push for tough enforcement of sanctions against Pyongyang.

“Without any trust in the US there will be no confidence in our national security and under such circumstances there is no way we will unilaterally disarm ourselves first,” said North Korea’s top diplomat, addressing world leaders at the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Saturday.

Ri added that his country had taken “significant goodwill measures” in the past year, such as halting nuclear and missiles tests, dismantling the nuclear test site, and pledging not to proliferate nuclear weapons and nuclear technology. “However, we do not see any…

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