Pyongyang released on Friday Aijalon Mahli Gomes, an American citizen who was imprisoned in North Korea and he was released thanks to the efforts made in Pyongyang by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter. During his three-day trip to North Korea , Carter met with the number two North Korean government , Kim Jong Nam , who said the former U.S. president wants Pyongyang resume six-party nuclear talks and is committed to complete the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula .
"Our government will strive for the denuclearization of the peninsula and the establishment of a lasting peace is beginning the reunification of the two Koreas , " Kwon reiterated during a ceremony held in Havana to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the opening of relations between his country and Cuba.
However, the North Korean ambassador warned that if Washington and Seoul could cause a conflict on the Korean Peninsula " will respond with a holy war on the basis of our nuclear deterrent forces . "
South Korea and the United States has repeatedly urged Pyongyang to stop activities aimed at developing nuclear weapons but have never threatened to attack North Korea.