PYONGYANG, Feb. 27 (Xinhua) -- The official media of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) said on Tuesday that the United States should dismantle its nuclear arsenal first if it truly desires a nuclear weapons-free world.
The official Rodong Sinmun said in a commentary that the United States was the first country in the world to make a nuclear weapon and the only one to ever to use it.
It called the United States a "nuclear criminal."
U.S. President Donald Trump recently said that his country needed to expand nuclear arsenal and modernize nuclear weapons because other countries were doing so.
"It is the United States that must abandon its nuclear ambitions before others," said the official daily of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea.
During a meeting with American governors and mayors at the White House recently, Trump said if other countries abandon their nuclear development, the United States would do so "in two minutes," according to media reports.
Accusing Washington of cherishing a "wild ambition to dominate the world with an absolute nuclear upper-hand," the daily said that "if the United States opts for nuclear dismantlement, the denuclearization issue of the world will be easily settled."