North Korea Says Can Fire Nuclear Missile at 'any Time'

Ambassador Hyun Hak-bong said North Korea has the ability to fire a nuclear weapon and would use a nuclear missile in retaliation if it is attacked. "It is not the United States that has a monopoly on nuclear weapons strikes," Hak-bong told Sky News at the isolated Asian country's London embassy. We are ready for conventional war with conventional war, we are ready for nuclear war with nuclear war. In a speech on March 3, North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong said his country had the power to deter an "ever-increasing nuclear threat" by the United States with a pre-emptive strike if necessary.