Miffed that everyone is paying so much attention to Iran right now, North Korea piped up and declared it was not interested in making the kind of Iran-style deal nobody is offering them.
“It is not logical to compare our situation with the Iranian nuclear agreement because we are always subjected to provocative U.S. military hostilities, including massive joint military exercises and a grave nuclear threat,” the dictatorship declared through its state media. “We do not have any interest at all on dialogue for unilaterally freezing or giving up our nukes.”
While the United States, nor any other nation, has offered such talks, State Department spokesman John Kirby recently stated that talks with North Korea were possible “provided that they are authentic and credible, get at the entirety of the North’s nuclear program, and result in concrete and irreversible steps towards denuclearization.”
Another important difference is that, while the sanctions clearly made Iran uncomfortable, its people are not starving in droves like the North Koreans are. Uranium has many uses, but it is not edible.
“We are clearly a nuclear power and nuclear powers have their own interests,” the statement added.
The report comes via Reuters, which joins the rest of the media in misrepresenting President Obama’s deal with Iran, claiming that “in return for lifting U.S., EU and UN sanctions that have crippled its economy,” Iran “must accept long-term limits on its nuclear program.” In reality, Iran has accepted a 10-year slowdown in that program at best, and that is assuming they do not cheat on the deal, like North Korea cheated on a previous Democrat president’s brilliant arrangement.
CBS News, which described the Iran deal much more honestly, adds that a North Korean foreign ministry spokesman said that its nuclear program is “not a plaything to be put on the negotiating table.”
Instead, they insisted their country “remains unchanged in the mission of its nuclear force as long as the U.S. continues pursuing its hostile policy toward” them.