North Korea's deputy speaker, Ann Dun Chun, said his country is ready to destroy anyone who stands in the way of its people's peace.
"Our country wants us to have a peaceful future, and we are ready to crush those enemies who want to prevent us from this future," Chun, who headed the North Korean delegation to the IPU conference in the Russian city of St. Petersburg, said.
Chun declined to comment when asked whether his country was ready for direct talks with the United States.
On Saturday, the city of Petersburg witnessed the opening of the 137th session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, which includes parliaments of 143 countries in the world. Finished