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North Korea Says Hostile U.S. Policy Could Spark a Nuclear War

North Korea accused the U.S. of seeking its elimination, saying American policy toward the totalitarian state has brought the region closer to nuclear war.

“Due to the continued hostile policy towards the DPRK, the vicious cycle of confrontation and aggravation of tension is an ongoing phenomenon on the Korean peninsula, which became the world’s most dangerous hot spot where a spark of fire could set off a thermonuclear war,” Vice Foreign Minister Pak Kil Yon said in a speech yesterday at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. DPRK refers to the country’s official name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.