Pyongyang Will Continue Nuclear Tests to Defend Itself From US - Official

© REUTERS / KCNANorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects a long and medium-range ballistic rocket launch drill in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on August 30, 2017
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects a long and medium-range ballistic rocket launch drill in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on August 30, 2017 - Sputnik International
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The representative of North Korea's foreign ministry has said that Pyongyang's actions do not violate the non-proliferation regime.

"The DPRK is being convinced over and over again that the development of nuclear weapons is the right choice. And we are boosting efforts in that spehere so that we could neutralize the nuclear threat from the United States, " the representative said at the Moscow conference on non-proliferation.

He went on to note that the DPRK's efforts are aimed at self-defense and the country does not violate the norms of international relations, adding that its nuclear tests should not be criticized.

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The Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan and the forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Stethem steam alongside ships from the Republic of Korea Navy in the waters east of the Korean Peninsula on October 18, 2017 - Sputnik International
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Ealier in the day, Choe Son Hui, the head of the North American department at North Korea's Foreign Ministry Pyongyang's said that country's nuclear arsenal is targeting exclusively the United States, as it is the only country, she said, which could attack North Korea.

The DPRK has been conducting missile launches and nuclear tests despite the international opposition and sanctions. Pyongyang has cso far conducted six nuclear tests.

The United States has launched joint military drills with South Korea in the Yellow Sea and the Sea of Japan to address the so-called threat from North Korea.

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