The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) should build a powerful deterrent to U.S. dominance of world affairs, the official Rodong Sinmun daily said Monday.
The United States, while talking about "nuclear disarmament" on the Korean Peninsula, is still seeking modernization of its nuclear weapons, the newspaper said in a commentary.
"The U.S. imperialists' moves for the modernization of nuclear weapons compel the Korean people to heighten their revolutionary vigilance and the DPRK to build a powerful deterrent to cope with them," it said.
Without a strong military deterrent, no country can safeguard its national security and strategic interests, it added.
The latest round of the six-party talks, aimed at dismantling nuclear programs on the Korean Peninsula, ended earlier this month without a deal on nuclear verification, as the DPRK and the United States differed over related issues.