A top North Korean decision-making body said Sunday that nuclear weapons are “the nation’s life” and will not be traded even for “billions of dollars.”
The comment came after North Korean leader Kim Jong-un presided over a crucial meeting of the Central Committee of the ruling Workers' Party.
The meeting, which set a “new strategic line” for a stronger economy and nuclear arsenal, comes amid a series of near-daily threats from Pyongyang.
Dennis Rodman's BFF and his regime vowed to launch nuclear strikes on the U.S. and declared that the Korean Peninsula is in a “state of war.”
North Korea is angry over annual U.S.-South Korean military drills and U.N. sanctions that followed its February 12 nuclear test, the country’s third.
Analysts see a full-scale North Korean attack as unlikely and say the threats are more likely efforts to provoke softer global policies toward Pyongyang.
Moreover, they are designed to secure the North more aid, and to solidify the young North Korean leader’s image and military credentials at home.
North Korea made reference to outside views in the statement it released through the official Korean Central News Agency following the plenary meeting.
The rogue state's leaders said that North Korea’s nuclear weapons are a “treasure” not to be traded for “billions of dollars,” according to the statement.
They “are neither a political bargaining chip nor a thing for economic dealings to be presented to the place of dialogue or be put on the table of negotiations."
North Korea’s “nuclear armed forces represent the nation’s life, which can never be abandoned as long as the imperialists and nuclear threats exist on earth."