Kerry: 'N Korea's dangerous nuclear missiles a threat'

The US Secretary of State John Kerry said that North Korea's "dangerous nuclear missile programme" threatens North Korea's neighbours as well as the country's own people.

The North's dangerous nuclear missile programme threatens not only North Korea's neighbours, but it threatens its own people.

The world does not need more potential for war. And so we will stand together and we welcome China's strong statement of its commitment two days ago to the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula.

Moving forward together means it is time also to put long festering territorial disputes behind us. The stakes are far too high, and the global economy is far too fragile, for anyone to allow these inherited problems to divide the region; to inflame it.

– The US Secretary of State John Kerry

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N Korea issues US talks demands

North Korea has demanded the removal of UN sanctions imposed for its nuclear and missile tests in order to open up any dialogue with the US.