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N. Korea can't be convinced to give up its nuclear capability: US intel chief

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 2:47
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DEBKAfile was founded by a team of journalists in June 2000 as an independent Internet Web site, providing an intelligence and security news service. October 26, 2016, 12:18 PM (IDT)

James Clapper, head of the US Defense Intelligence Agency, said Tuesday at a conference in New York that “the notion of getting the North Koreans to denuclearize is probably a lost cause”. In the first-ever public admission by Washington of its inability to convince Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear weapons, he said the North's leaders are “paranoid” and consider nuclear weapons “their ticket to survival”. In a surprising move, Clapper suggested offering Pyongyang economic inducements instead of continuing to impose sanctions. Following the intelligence chief's comments, the State Department issued a statement saying that the US remains committed to diplomatic efforts including multilateral talks with the North.  

Our unique angle on these subjects – and strong intelligence dimension – has earned DEBKAfile a global reputation and a steady readership – which skyrockets in times of crisis.

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