N. Korea calls nukes 'the nation's life' at big meeting
SEOUL (AP, AFP) - One of North Korea's top decision-making bodies is setting guidelines that call nuclear weapons "the nation's life" that won't be traded even for "billions of dollars."
The statement on Sunday came after a plenary meeting of the central committee of the ruling Workers' Party attended by leader Kim Jong Un and other officials.
It says nuclear weapons aren't "goods for getting U.S. dollars" or a "political bargaining chip."
Outside analysts have said Pyongyang raises worries over its nuclear ambitions to spur nuclear-disarmament-for-aid talks.