North Korea says nuclear and ballistic missile tests not up for negotiation despite Asia-Pacific ministers’ ‘grave concern’

Asia-Pacific foreign ministers made plain to North Korea on Monday it is time that it stop taking actions posing threats to regional peace.
But North Korea’s foreign minister, who attended an annual security meeting in Manila with them, staunchly defended his country’s missile nuclear programme as legitimate and self-defensive in nature.
“We will, under no circumstances, put the nuclear and ballistic missiles on the negotiating table…unless the hostile policy and the nuclear…