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North Korea should not give up its nuclear weapons for its national security.
Nuclear weapons can stabilize the domestic political situation in North Korea.
Andrei Lankov has mentioned
that the sufferings and destitution of the last two decades in North Korea were a necessary sacrifice to protect the country from outside enemies. Surrender of nuclear weapons would render these sufferings and deaths meaningless.
Daniel Twining says that
nuclear weapons function
as a tool to integrate people as well as to make key groups loyal to the regime by distributing resources from the international society.
can play a role in
making hard-liners loyal to Kim, Jong-un and reassuring his population about protecting them from the US and its allies.