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North Korea says no need for nuclear weapons if its safety is guaranteed

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North Korea conveyed its commitment to ridding itself of nuclear weapons if military threats to it are eliminated, a security advisor to the South Korean president was quoted as saying in a report by the Yonhap news agency.

“The North side clearly affirmed its commitment to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and said it would have no reason to possess nuclear weapons should the safety of its regime be guaranteed and military threats against North Korea removed,” said Chung Eui-yong.

North and South Korea will hold their first summit in more than a decade in late April, Chung said.

Pyongyang also said it was open to talking with the United States regarding denuclearisation and normalising ties, Chung added.

Chung Eui-yong headed a a senior delegation that travelled to North Korea and met its leader, Kim Jong Un

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