PM: North Korea underlines need for nuclear deterrent

The Prime Minister said today he was concerned by the increasingly heated rhetoric coming from the Korea Peninsula.

Speaking at a PM Direct event in Glasgow, he said that it is countries like North Korea that necessitate Britain having a nuclear deterrent going forward:

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PM: North Korea is threat to UK

David Cameron has warned it would be "foolish" to consider abandoning its Trident deterrent because the UK faces an increased threat of a nuclear attack from regimes including North Korea. He claimed rockets from Pyongyang could hit Britain.