SENSEX NIFTY
May 23, 2012, 01.00 PM IST | Source: Reuters

N.Korea says U.S. pressure forcing it to boost deterrent

KOREA-NORTH-NUCLEAR:N.Korea says U.S. pressure forcing it to boost deterrent

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said on Tuesday that recent diplomatic pressure from the United States over its recent failed satellite launch and over a "nuclear test rumour" had forced it to consider "countermeasures" for "self-defence".

The country's foreign ministry said in a statement via the official KCNA news agency that it would "bolster its nuclear deterrent as long as the United States was continuing with its hostile policies".

(Reporting by Ju-min Park; Editing by David Chance)

ADS BY GOOGLE

video of the day

Neutral on India as good news discounted; like Voltas: HSBC

Explore Moneycontrol

Copyright © e-Eighteen.com Ltd. All rights reserved. Reproduction of news articles, photos, videos or any other content in whole or in part in any form or medium without express written permission of moneycontrol.com is prohibited.