North Korea Denies Chemical Weapon Link with Syria, Points Finger at US

Countries would also be required to deregister the 14 ships that are not North Korean.

And in a menacing threat today, North Korea warned to "counter the US", if the country holds joint military exercises with South Korea.

Trump has made it clear that the only resolution for the matter would be for North Korea, led by dictator Kim Jong Un, to completely end its nuclear missile program, but Pyongyang has said it will not negotiate by that standard.

Nevertheless, we can't blame cryptocurrencies for North Korea's illegal actions.

A spokesperson from North Korean state-run media dismissed the claims Thursday, calling them a fabrication by the pressure North Korea.

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A North Korean foreign ministry spokesman was quoted by state media KCNA news agency as saying "We will neither beg for dialogue nor evade the military option claimed by the U.S.".

North Korea has dismissed reports of its cooperation with Syria over nuclear weapons, saying such claims are mere USA fabrications meant to put more pressure on Pyongyang and justify the American military intervention in Syria.

The world's chemical weapons watchdog in The Hague opened an investigation on Sunday into attacks in the besieged, rebel-held Syrian region of Eastern Ghouta, to determine whether banned munitions had been used, diplomatic sources told reporters.

North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong Un followed in his father's and grandfather's footsteps by prioritizing the military and, last year, managed to oversee his country's first intercontinental ballistic missile launches, as well as a hydrogen bomb test. Estimates into how many casualties a war with North Korea would produce have hit at least a million, even without the use of nuclear weapons, and have included hundreds of thousands, if not a million, in the USA alone.

However, the United Nations report says otherwise and warns North Korea may still have experts operating inside Syria that are helping them to develop their weapons program.