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Nuclear weapons a 'sword of justice' to protect against US: North Korea FM

Said North's nuclear weapons represent a deterrent to protect the country from the US

AP | PTI  |  Moscow 

North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho speaks outside the UN Plaza Hotel. Photo: AP/PTI
North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho

Russian state news agency Tass says North Korea's foreign minister has described his nation's nuclear weapons as a "sword of justice."

Tass quoted North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho today accusing US President Donald of "setting a fuse of war" with his September speech at the United Nations.


threatened in the UN speech to "totally destroy" if forced to defend the US or its allies.

Ri told Tass that the North's nuclear weapons represent a deterrent to protect the country from the US.

He said the North's strategic forces have "inexhaustible power that won't leave aggressor state America unpunished."

Ri added that North Korea's "army and people are persistently demanding to settle the final score with the Americans with a fiery hail, not words.

First Published: Thu, October 12 2017. 09:41 IST
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