North Korea

Kim Jong Un Says Nukes Are a Top National Priority

Says they can never be abandoned or traded


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.