NEW YORK, October 30. /TASS/. The Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC) convened for the second committee session of the day. The delegates were divided and worked towards creating drafts of working papers. During this time of unmoderated caucus, TASS interviewed the delegate of North Korea.
The transcript of the interview is as follows:
TASS: In January 2003, North Korea announced that it was withdrawing from the Non-proliferation treaty, but the delegate of North Korea mentioned that they were open to signing the treaty again. What was the reason for North Korea’s withdrawal how has that influenced you to change your decision?
The delegate of North Korea: In the past, we only had one form of self-defence, which was our advancement in nuclear technology, but, now that we have a strong military, we are ready to suspend our nuclear arsenals- that’s why we announced that we are ready to sign the treaty again.
TASS: Thank you for your answer. As you know, most nations do not trust you right now, what measures would you take to regain their trust?
The delegate of North Korea: Right now, we are mending our relations with our neighbouring countries, such as South Korea, and as in 2018, our ties were amended. We also have good relations with Japan and our many allies. So, we are improving and making efforts to regain their trust.
TASS: Does North Korea think they will be successful in doing so?
The delegate of North Korea: We should be as we are trying our best, and we have also suspended any military action against South Korea, thereby promoting world peace. We should be successful.
TASS: Okay, thank you. You also mentioned that you would be open to signing the NTP if you were given security by countries such as the United States. Could you please elaborate on what kind of security would North Korea want?
The delegate of North Korea: We do not want any security from them; we just want them to ensure that they will not harm us. Due to the threats given by the president of the United States for decades, we are concerned about our country. What if we suspend our nuclear forces and then they attack our country? It will be like a second Hiroshima- Nagasaki. We don’t want that to happen again.
TASS: Thank you for your answers. Those our all the questions TASS has for this interview.
Through this interview TASS provided our readers with an insight on the perspective of North Korea regarding Nuclear non-proliferation in the Korean Peninsula.