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'North Korea can fire n-missile at anytime'

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  21 March 2015 12:00 AM GMT

London, March 20: North Korea has the ability to fire a nuclear missile at “anytime”, the country’s ambassador to Britain Hyun Hak-bong has said. “We don’t say empty words. We mean what we mean. It is not the United States that has a monopoly on nuclear weapons strikes,” Xinhua news agency quoted Hyun as saying in a rare interview with Britain’s Sky News. Asked whether North Korea has the capability now to fire a nuclear missile, he replied: “Anytime, anytime, yes.”

“We are prepared,” the ambassador noted. “That is why I say if a sparkle of a fire is made on the Korean peninsula, it will lead to a nuclear war.” “If the United States strikes us, we should strike back,” he said.

“We are ready for conventiol war, with conventiol war; we are ready for nuclear war, with nuclear war,” he added. Asked whether North Korea would “press the button” first, the ambassador said: “We are a peace-loving people. We do not want war, but we are not afraid of war. This is a policy of the government.” (IANS)

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