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Linking WannaCry Cyber Attacks to Pyongyang 'Ridiculous', Says North Korea

Linking WannaCry Cyber Attacks to Pyongyang 'Ridiculous', Says North Korea

"To that end, the Security Council demanded the Democratic People's Republic of Korea conduct no further nuclear and ballistic missile tests", the council said, adding that it was ready to impose further sanctions on the country.

It comes as North Korea's deputy United Nations envoy said the USA needs to roll back its "hostile policy" toward Pyongyang before talks could take place between the pair.

Speaking to reporters, Kim hailed the test launch and said that if the Trump administration wants peace on the divided Korean Peninsula, it should replace the armistice that ended the 1950-53 Korean War with a peace accord and halt its anti-North Korea policy. This is one in a series of meetings indicating that Washington may be backing off its aggressive military stance toward Pyongyang and might be open to a diplomatic solution.

"As everybody knows, the Americans have gestured (toward) dialogue".

Elaborating on the benefits that North Korea will be provided if it scraps its nuclear programme, Tillerson said if the DPRK cooperates, then some companies can invest in the nation.




Talks continue to gather pace amid fears Kim Jong-un will carry out a sixth nuclear tests imminently.

In a unanimously agreed statement, the 15-member UN Security Council said it was of vital importance that North Korea show "sincere commitment to denuclearization through concrete action and stressed the importance of working to reduce tensions".

"You either support North Korea, or you support us", Haley said.

Kim accused the council of playing "to the tune of the USA again" and protested the Trump administration's demand for countries to choose allegiance between the United States and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, his country's official name. "Therefore, the urgent issue to be settled on Korean Peninsula is to put a definite end to the USA hostile policy towards DPRK, the root cause of all problems". Getting diplomacy going is likely to depend heavily on USA acquiescence, with the Trump Administration insisting diplomacy is a "failure".


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