North Korea

Kim Jong Un Says Nukes Are a Top National Priority

Says they can never be abandoned or traded

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Kim Jong Un called nuclear weapons development one of North Korea's top priorities as his country ratcheted up tensions by declaring a state of war with South Korea and reiterating threats to attack the U.S.

Nuclear arms can "never be abandoned" nor "traded with billions of dollars," Kim said yesterday at a meeting of the ruling Workers' Party Central Committee, the state-run Korean Central News Agency reported.