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North Korea says nuclear arms aimed only at US

Pyongyang 'will not negotiate' on weapons, despite toughening of sanctions

KIM JAEWON, Nikkei staff writer | North Korea

MANILA -- North Korea's foreign minister said Monday that its nuclear arms were aimed only at the U.S., not the rest of the world, and accused America of being the "origin of crisis."

In his speech at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Regional Forum on Monday, Ri Yong Ho made clear that Pyongyang would not negotiate over its nuclear and ballistic missiles. He said the country would not stop strengthening its nuclear arms, according to the minister's spokesman, Bang Kwang Hyuk.

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