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N. Korea on Iran-Like Deal: No Thanks

North Korea has no interest in participating in negotiations to give up its nuclear capabilities, similar to the Iran agreement reached last week, the reclusive nation’s foreign ministry said in a statement Tuesday. The statement, reported by state media, said it was “not logical to compare our situation with the Iranian nuclear agreement because we are always subjected to provocative U.S. military hostilities.” A foreign ministry spokesman reportedly added North Korea does not have “any interest at all on a dialogue” on the issue. “We are clearly a nuclear power and nuclear powers have their own interests,” the statement said.