The North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un warned that it will increase “exponentially” the production of nuclear warheads and will build most powerful intercontinental ballistic missilesas reported this Sunday by the state press, which translates into a worsening of tensions with United States, South Korea and other allied countries.
“The current situation demands that our country redouble efforts to strengthen our military might overwhelmingly to safeguard our sovereigntysecurity and elementary national interest in order to face the dangerous United States military actions and other hostile forces that are targeting us,” Kim said, according to statements collected by the Korean Central News Agency (ACNC).
The North Korean regime He added that his country is obliged to increase the large-scale production of nuclear tactical weapons.
According to the ACNC, Kim also ordered the manufacture of a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile capable of carrying out a swift retaliation attack.
He further warned that North Korea plans to launch its first military spy satellite.
The statements of kim jong un, during a meeting of the ruling party, were released hours after the North Korea fire a ballistic missile at the sea of japan.
The south korean army detected the launch carried out around 2:50 in the morning (local time) from the region of PyongyangHe said Joint Chiefs of Staff it’s a statement. The missile flew about 400 kilometers and fell into the sea between the Korean Peninsula And Japan, added.
According to North Korean State News Agencyit is a new 600mm rocket launcher that Kim himself assured that it can be equipped with tactical nuclear warheads and that it was presented during the aforementioned plenary session of the single party.
The increase in the number of missile tests, which in all of 2022 totaled almost fifty, responds on the one hand to the weapons modernization approved in January 2021 and on the other hand it has been used to replicate seoul and washingtonwhich, given the lack of will to dialogue, last year resumed their military maneuvers and the deployment of US strategic assets on the peninsula.
As a result of this unprecedented series of releases, United States and South Korea have been warning for months that Pyongyang is preparing to carry out the seventh nuclear test of his story.
Months ago, Kim warned that his country wanted to become the world’s largest nuclear power and declared its atomic arsenal “irreversible”.
Last Monday, the intrusion of North Korean dronesone of which came to fly near seoulcaused the deployment of fighter jets and attack helicopters South Koreans. However, despite five hours of operation, the Air Force failed to intercept the aircraft, prompting widespread criticism and an apology from the South Korean Defense Minister.
South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol said the raid was “intolerable”, while the Army carried out maneuvers on Thursday to improve its defensive capabilities in the face of these actions.
It was the first time in five years that North Korean drones had flown over South Korean airspace.
(With information from EFE and The Associated Press)