North Korean Foreign Minister: Pyongyang at ‘state of equal power with US’

During an interview to a Russian media outlet, the North Korean Foreign Minister launched an additional threat towards the US stating that Pyongyang’s nuclear program will never be a topic for discussion. “We’re almost at a state of equal power with the US,” the minister said.
Trump and Kim Jong-un Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

The North Korean Foreign Minister continues exchanging blows with the US launching yet another threat today (Wednesday) towards Washington. The minister provided an interview to a Russian media outlet criticizing and threatening the Trump administration.

“In his aggressive and crazy statement at the UN, Trump lit the war fuse against us,” the minister stated. “We need to compare the result with a hail of fire, not with words.”

During the interview, the North Korean Foreign Minister said that Pyongyang’s nuclear program promises peace and security within the region. “Our nuclear program will never be a topic for discussion, not as long as the US plans on crushing North Korea,” the minister added. “We’re almost at a state of equal power with the US.”

Amid the tensions surrounding the Iran nuclear deal and North Korea’s missile launches, US President Donald Trump said that he wanted a tenfold increase his country’s nuclear arsenal during a meeting with high-ranking national security officials last summer. According to three US officials present in the room, Trump’s remarks were made in response to a briefing he was shown detailing the decrease in nuclear weapons production within the US since the 1960s.



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