Kim Jong-un pledges to boost North Korea’s nuclear arsenal

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un pledged to bolster North Korea’s nuclear arsenal in his closing speech at the ruling party’s congress, KCNA news agency reported on Wednesday. “By strengthening our nuclear military deterrence, we must do everything to build the most powerful military apparatus,” Kim Jong-un said at the close of the Workers’ Party, according to the official North Korean agency.

During this congress, which lasted eight days, twice as long as the previous Workers’ Party congress in 2016, Kim Jong-un severely criticized the United States, a few days before the inauguration of Democratic President Joe Biden.

The United States, he said, is “the fundamental obstacle to the development of our revolution and our main enemy”. “The true intention of their policy towards the DPRK will never change, no matter who comes to power,” Kim Jong-un said, using the acronym for the country’s official name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. He didn’t mention Joe Biden’s name.

The army at the center of Kim Jong-un’s policy

Kim said North Korea has made plans to build a nuclear submarine – a strategically game-changing development. And he cited a long list of strategic weapons including hypersonic nuclear warheads, military reconnaissance satellites and solid-fuel intercontinental ballistic missiles. North Korean military programs have progressed rapidly since Kim Jong-un took office. North Korea carried out its most powerful nuclear test during this period and equipped itself with missiles capable of reaching the entire mainland of the United States.

The continuation of these developments prohibited by several resolutions of the United Nations Security Council has led to a strengthening of international sanctions against Pyongyang. During a military parade last October, North Korea showcased a new super-large intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), which experts say is the largest known road-movable liquid-fueled missile. in the world.


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