North Korea

In defiant U.N. speech, North Korea vows to strengthen nuclear forces

In defiant U.N. speech, North Korea vows to strengthen nuclear forces

North Korea's foreign minister condemned the United States on Friday for flying supersonic bombers over South Korea this week and vowed his country will strengthen its nuclear capabilities in defiance of multiple United Nations Security Council resolutions.

In a defiant speech before the U.N. General Assembly, Ri Yong Ho said the Korean Peninsula "has now been turned into the world's most dangerous hot spot which can even ignite the outbreak of a nuclear war." He blamed the United States and "its hostile policy" against North Korea.

Ri claimed that the B-1B bombers the U.S. military flew over South Korea crossed the demarcation line...

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