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North Korea should not give up its nuclear weapons for its national security.
International sanctions because of the possession of nuclear weapons might be harmful for North Korean national security.
Constant sanctions targeting the leadership group might weaken the sense of loyalty of the elite towards Kim, Jong-un.
International sanctions might have a bad impact on North Korean economy.
International sanctions against North Korea have not been effective due to arbitrary interpretations and weak implementation.
So it is not disadvantageous to have nuclear weapons.
"Beijing has apparently made the calculation that a nuclear-armed North, however undesirable, is a better option than regime collapse."
In this sense, sanctions will not be implemented to the extreme degree that North Korea gets damaged a lot.