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DPRK vows not to rule out new form of nuclear test if U.S. sticks to hostile policy

PYONGYANG, March.30 — The Democratic People' s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Sunday vowed not to rule out the possibility of conducting a new form of nuclear test if the United States continues its hostile policy towards Pyongyang.

"We do not rule out the new form of nuclear test to further strengthen our nuclear deterrence," a Foreign Ministry statement was quoted by the official news agency KCNA as saying. .

Washington will bear all responsibility in the event of a "catastrophic" event on the Korean Peninsula, it said, warning the U.S. against taking any "rash action."

The statement was made in response to a statement made by the United Nations Security Council at a closed-door consultative meeting Friday, which condemned Pyongyang' s recent ballistic missile launches.(PNA/Xinhua)

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