(CNN) – North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un said Tuesday that there “will never” be denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula if the US “persists in its hostile policy towards” North Korea, according to the country’s state news agency.
At a meeting of ruling party officials, the North Korean leader also said his country’s long term security will be guaranteed by staying on constant alert and relying on “the powerful nuclear deterrent capable of containing the nuclear threats from the US,” according to the Korean Central News Agency.
n an indication that North Korea could soon resume nuclear weapon testing, Kim said his country should no longer feel bound by its self-imposed halt on nuclear weapons and long-range missile testing. He also announced that “the world will witness a new strategic weapon” in the near future, KCNA reported.
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