SEOUL (AFP) - North Korea announced Tuesday it would quit six-nation nuclear disarmament talks and restart its atomic weapons programme in protest at the UNs condemnation of its rocket launch. The communist nation said Security Council discussion of the launch, which it insists sent a satellite into orbit, was an unbearable insult to its people. Analysts described the Pyongyang statement as unusually strong. China, the Norths sole major ally, urged it to reconsider. There is no need for the six-party talks any more, said a statement from Pyongyangs Foreign Ministry carried by the Korean Central News Agency. We will never again take part in such talks and will not be bound by any agreement reached at the talks. North Korea will strengthen its nuclear deterrent for its defence by all means, it added. We will take steps to restore disabled nuclear facilities... and reprocess used fuel rods that came from experimental nuclear reactors. A senior US official urged Pyongyang to return to the six-nation talks, warning it should not take steps that will further isolate itself from the international community. The UN nuclear watchdog, meanwhile, said Pyongyang has asked IAEA inspectors to leave the country. The Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea has today informed Iaea inspectors in the Yongbyon facility that it is immediately ceasing all cooperation with the Iaea, spokesman Marc Vidricaire from the International Atomic Energy Agency said in a statement issue in Vienna. The North said it would consider building its own light water nuclear reactors to supply electrical power, and blasted what it called double standards. According to the US logic, Japan may launch a satellite because Japan is its ally but we must not do the same because we have a different system and we are not subservient to the US, the statement said. The UN Security Council simply yielded to the US robber-like logic. China urged the North to stay in the talks. The Chinese side hopes all sides will... continue to advance and push forward the six-party talks and the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula, said Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu. Jiang emphasised that China maintained friendly relations with North Korea and opposed any further UN sanctions. Russias Foreign Ministry expressed regret while Japan said it strongly urges Pyongyang to return to the negotiations. South Koreas Foreign Ministry expressed deep regret. As the UN Security Councils presidential statement reflects a unified demand by the international community, the government urges North Korea to abide by it and come to the six-way talks, a statement said.SEOUL (AFP) - North Korea announced Tuesday it would quit six-nation nuclear disarmament talks and restart its atomic weapons programme in protest at the UNs condemnation of its rocket launch. The communist nation said Security Council discussion of the launch, which it insists sent a satellite into orbit, was an unbearable insult to its people. Analysts described the Pyongyang statement as unusually strong. China, the Norths sole major ally, urged it to reconsider. There is no need for the six-party talks any more, said a statement from Pyongyangs foreign ministry carried by the Korean Central News Agency. We will never again take part in such talks and will not be bound by any agreement reached at the talks. North Korea will strengthen its nuclear deterrent for its defence by all means, it added. We will take steps to restore disabled nuclear facilities... and reprocess used fuel rods that came from experimental nuclear reactors. Pyongyang had been disabling plants at Yongbyon that produced weapons-grade plutonium as part of a February 2007 six-nation deal. The vow to quit the talks came hours after the Security Council unanimously approved a statement condemning the April 5 launch, which it said contravened a resolution passed after the Norths 2006 missile and nuclear tests. The council agreed to tighten sanctions which were mandated under Resolution 1718 but never enforced amid hopes of progress on denuclearisation. China and Russia successfully resisted calls for a new resolution, saying they did not want to harm prospects for resuming the disarmament talks which group them with the two Koreas, Japan and the United States. China urged the North to stay in the talks. Pyongyang had threatened to quit the talks, which started in 2003, should the Security Council criticise its rocket launch. It has hailed what it calls the historic launch of a communications satellite. The United States and its allies say no satellite has been detected in orbit and the Norths real aim was to test a long-range missile. The North said it would consider building its own light water nuclear reactors to supply electrical power, and blasted what it called double standards. According to the US logic, Japan may launch a satellite because Japan is its ally but we must not do the same because we have a different system and we are not subservient to the US, the statement said. The UN Security Council simply yielded to the US robber-like logic.