The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) said it will be forced to use its nuclear weapon should the country come under attack from the United States and its coalition in the Korean peninsula.

North Korea’s ambassador to South Africa Kim Chang Ryop said they have information that there is a plot to assassinate its supreme leader, Kim Jong Un.

He said if the tension escalates in the Korean peninsula the DPRK will use its nuclear weapons.

Mr Ryop says the country is ready to defend itself.

The United States, however, has denied these allegations.