Tehran, YJC. In the following of soaring tensions in Korean peninsula N. Korea says giving up nukes will lead to 'tragic consequences'.
North Korea will counter what it calls nuclear threats from the United States with its own nuclear deterrent to avoid the "tragic consequences" faced by other nations that caved to outside pressure to denuclearize, the North's state-run media said Thursday.
"The tragic consequences in those countries which abandoned halfway their nuclear programs, yielding to the high-handed practices and pressure of the U.S. in recent years, clearly prove that the DPRK was very far-sighted and just," the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said in a commentary in English interpreted as indicating the country's intention not to abandon its nuclear program.
* Source: Yonhap