North Korea to boycott nuclear talks due to UN condemnation

North Korea said today it would boycott six-party talks in protest at the United Nations Security Council statement condemning the country’s rocket launch.

The announcement came in a statement released by the country’s foreign ministry, which also said North Korea would bolster its nuclear deterrent and continue to develop its space programme.

It was the country’s first reaction to the Security Council’s unanimous condemnation last night over the April 5 rocket launch.

The council demanded an end to missile tests and said it would expand sanctions against the reclusive communist nation.


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