North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho says. the regime supports the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, but will not surrender its nuclear technology yet.
Pyongyang's top diplomat was speaking Thursday as he continues his trip to Iran.
Ri said. the North is committed to denuclearization, but it's not the right time to give up its nukes as the U.S. may not set aside its hostility towards the regime.
Ri arrived in Tehran on Tuesday, and has already sat down with his Iranian counterpart and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, as the two countries seek closer ties amid Washington's continued economic pressure on both of them.