Korea did not claim its readiness for nuclear tests in Beijing

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Losyukov has denied the report that the North Korean representative at the six-party talks in Beijing made a declaration on North Korea's preparations for a nuclear test and its intention to become a nuclear power.

"The North Korean spokesman has not made such declaration", said Losyukov in a conversation with Russian journalists on Friday.

"We suppose that this declaration echoes with the earlier voiced North Korean position that, in case there is a threat to the DPRK security from the United States or elsewhere, own security should be worked for, including on the nuclear program. And then, the North Korean side would be able to come up with something", said the Russian chief delegate at the Beijing talks.

In Alexander Losyukov's opinion, his is "a purely hypothetical supposition".

"The North Korean representative at the six-party talks has not advanced any threat of this kind", emphasised the head of the Russian delegation.

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