Iran Deal Won't Spoil North Korea's Appetite For Nukes
After talk that the Iran nuclear deal would inspire North Korea to negotiate, the Hermit Kingdom reaffirmed it wouldn't.By Matt Patston | July 21, 2015
North Korea's love affair with nuclear weaponry likely won't end anytime soon.
The country dispelled rumors that Iran's nuclear negotiations would inspire North Korea to do the same, as North Korean ally China has suggested.
In a statement quoted in North Korea's state-run news agency, a government official said the country's nuclear weapons are "not a plaything to be put on the negotiating table, as it is the essential means to protect it's sovereignty and vital rights from the U.S. nuclear threat."