North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said his country will not use its
nuclear weapons first unless its sovereignty is invaded, in a speech
during a critical party congress that struck a conciliatory note in the
face of international pressure over its recent nuclear test and
long-range rocket launch.
Kim said he is ready to improve ties with "hostile" nations, and called for more talks with rival South Korea to reduce misunderstanding and distrust between them. He also urged the United States to stay away from inter-Korean issues, according to the official Korean Central News Agency.