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North Korean diplomat describes nukes as 'sword of justice'

The North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho also accused US President Donald Trump of "setting a fuse of war."

Published: 12th October 2017 02:50 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th October 2017 10:31 AM   |  A+A-

North Korea also successfully flight-tested a pair of intercontinental ballistic missiles in July that analysts say could reach deep into the U.S. mainland when perfected.

North Korea's 'sword of justice'! (File | AP)

By Associated Press

MOSCOW: 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 Trump of "setting a fuse of war" with his September speech at the United Nations.

Trump threatened in the UN speech to "totally destroy" North Korea 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."



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