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North Korea: “Our Nuclear Weapons Will Never be a Subject Matter of Negotiations"

A Russian language version of the interview with Ri Yong-ho can found here, while an English version can be found here. Text is very similar, but there are some subtle differences due to the imprecise nature of translating from Russian to English (for example—the word фитиль can be translated as either “wick” or “fuse” while воинственным could mean either “bellicose” or “belligerent”).

Dave Majumdar is the defense editor for the National Interest. You can follow him on Twitter: @davemajumdar.