Pyongyang, July 20 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry on Wednesday gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA as regards the British prime minister's comment about the "nuclear threat" from the DPRK:
Recently, the British prime minister said her country was exposed to
the potential nuclear threat from countries such as Russia and north
Korea, ahead of the vote for the plan of building the latest strategic
nuclear submarine in the parliament.
Her remarks are absolutely astonishing.
It is illogical that the DPRK's nuclear weapons pose a threat to the UK.
It is a pity that the UK makes an excuse for the building of the
nuclear submarine by finding fault with the DPRK thousands kilometers
away from it.
The DPRK and the UK had fought in 1950s for the latter's dispatch of
troops to the Korean war but the former does not regard it an enemy as
they established diplomatic relations based on mutual respect and
The DPRK does not regard the UK's nuclear weapons as a threat to it.
Therefore, the UK has no need to regard the DPRK's nukes as a threat to
The UK is in need of nuclear weapons for protecting its present and
future generations and the DPRK also bolsters up nuclear deterrence to
defend itself from the U.S. extreme and potential nuclear war threat.
The DPRK would continue bolster up its self-defensive nuclear
deterrence to protect the sovereignty of the country and vital rights of
the nation from the U.S. nuclear threat no matter what others may say.