GENEVA – Ri Su Yong the North Korean Foreign Minister told on Tuesday that his country had the power to deter an “ever-increasing nuclear threat” by the United States with a pre-emptive strike if necessary.
In his speech to the U.N. backed Conference on Disarmament, he said joint military exercises being staged by South Korea and the United States were especially high possibility of sparking off a war”.
” Democratic People’s Republic of Korea cannot but bolster its nuclear deterrent capability to cope with the ever-increasing nuclear threat of the U.S. His remarks were consistent with U.S. South Korean military issues.
North Korea fired two short missiles off its eastern coast on Monday, South Korean officials said, early on Monday missiles landed in the sea between the Korean Peninsula and southern Japan morning after travelling for about 490 km (305 miles), according to South Korea’s Defence Ministry.
He did not refer to the fire, but said the joint military groups were “unprecedentedly provocative in nature and have an especially high possibility of sparking off a war”.