Aug 7, 2017 - World

North Korea: “under no circumstances” will we negotiate on nuclear program

South Korea Defense Ministry via AP

North Korea will "under no circumstances" negotiate on its nuclear weapons and missile programs, according to a note that North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho gave reporters on the sidelines of the ASEAN Regional Forum in Manila, per CNN. North Korean state media slammed as an "outrageous delusion" the efforts to sanction Pyongyang in the hopes of negotiating, WSJ reports, and vowed "thousands-fold" revenge against the U.S., per The Guardian.

In a significant step, China signed on to the new U.N. sanctions against North Korea. Ri said that was evidence the U.S. has sought to "internationalize" what is actually a dispute between the U.S. and North Korea.

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