N. Korea demands US drop 'hostile' policy

North Korea repeated its demand Monday that the US drop its "hostile" policy against the communist nation as a condition for disarmament at revived nuclear talks, a South Korean official said. "North Korea basically seems to say that it cannot dismantle its nuclear program unless the US drops what it calls a hostile policy," a South Korean official said on condition of anonymity due to sensitivity of ongoing talks. The North said it doesn't care if other countries accept it as a nuclear state and that it was just satisfied with the fact it had nuclear weapons, the official added.