North Korea enacts nuclear weapons policy in law


Kim Jong Un

North Korea’s rulers do not want to have their nuclear weapons banned.

(Photo: AP)

Seoul North Korea has enshrined its nuclear weapons policy in law. “This sets an irrevocable line that there will be no negotiations whatsoever over our nuclear weapons,” North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told North Korea’s Supreme People’s Assembly on Friday, according to a state media report. This means that North Korea’s constitutional status as a nuclear power is “irreversible” and “inevitable”.

According to reports from North Korea’s state news agency KCNA, North Korea’s Supreme People’s Assembly approved the nuclear weapons law on Thursday. Accordingly, the law stipulates that nuclear weapons can be used in the event of an invasion or to defend against an attack. It also prohibits any transfer of nuclear weapons or nuclear weapons technology to other countries.



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