North Korea warned on Friday South Korea and other foolish politicians around the world should not expect it to change its policies, a day after the reclusive state finished the mourning period for its late leader Kim Jong-il.

On this occasion, we solemnly declare with confidence that foolish politicians around the world including the puppet forces in South Korea should not expect any changes from us, the North's National Defence Commission said in a statement, carried by its official KCNA news agency.

It also said it would never engage with the current government of South Korea.

(Reporting by Yoo Choonsik and Christine Kim; Editing by Jonathan Hopfner)