The leader of the DPRK emphasized that only overwhelming military power is “a lifeline that guarantees the security of the country and the people”
DPRK leader Kim Jong-un urged the military to be ready for preventive action to contain the growing nuclear threats . This is reported by the Central News Agency of Korea (KCNA).
At a meeting with Korean army commanders, he urged the military to be ready to “preemptively and thoroughly suppress all dangerous attempts and threatening actions, including nuclear threats from hostile forces.”
According to Kim Jong-un, only overwhelming military power is the lifeline that guarantees the security of the country and the people.
In early April, the deputy director of the propaganda and agitation department of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of the DPRK and the sister of the leader of the country, Kim Yo-jong, said that North Korea could use nuclear weapons in response to military actions from South Korea.
At the same time, she stressed that Pyongyang opposes the war with Seoul and does not consider it the main enemy. “But if South Korea for whatever reason <…> chooses a military operation such as the “preemptive strike” advertised by [South Korean Defense Minister] Seo Wook, the situation will change, — said Kim.
Kim Jong-un said on March 28 that only impressive offensive weapons can properly protect the DPRK. He promised that the state would continue to develop more powerful weapons and equip the army.
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A few days earlier, the DPRK announced the successful testing of a new Hwasong-17 intercontinental ballistic missile under the personal leadership of the country's leader. The maximum flight altitude was 6248.5 km, the range & mdash; 1090km.
Seo Wook revealed on April 1 that the South Korean military has a sufficient number and various types of missiles that can “accurately and quickly hit any targets in North Korea.” . He also announced that Seoul would improve its missile defense system to respond to the “missile threats of the North”.
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