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Conference on Disarmament

US, North Korea clash at UN forum over nuclear weapons

GENEVA: North Korea and the United States clashed at a U.N. forum on Tuesday over their military intentions towards one another, with Pyongyang's envoy declaring it would "never" put its nuclear deterrent on the negotiating table. Japan, well within reach of North Korea's missiles, said the world must maintain pressure on the reclusive country to rein in its nuclear and missile programmes and now was not the time for a resumption of multi-party talks. North Korea has pursued its weapons programmes in defiance of U.N.…