North Korea: Nuclear program not a bargaining chip

Updated 6:10 PM EDT, Sat March 16, 2013

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North Korea has been targeted internationally for its budding nuclear weapons program

Its government, as reported by state news, blasts the "hostile policy" of the U.S., others

North Korea's nuclear arms "cannot be disputed (if there's a) U.S. nuclear threat"

Pyongyang denies its using nukes as a "bargaining chip" to win economic concessions

(CNN) —  

A day after the United States promised new missile defense interceptors to guard against a North Korean attack, Pyongyang responded Saturday by blasting the Americ