North Korea to strengthen nuclear arsenal
North Korea: Kim Jong-un pledges to strengthen the country's nuclear arsenal
According to the North Korean leader, his country has drawn up plans for the construction of a nuclear submarine
The North Korean leader doesn't give up on his weapons. Kim Jong-un pledged to strengthen North Korea's nuclear arsenal during his closing speech to the ruling party congress, the KCNA news agency reported on Wednesday. "We must do everything we can to build the most powerful military apparatus," he said.
The United States as the "main enemy"
During the eight-day Workers' Party congress, twice the length of the previous one in 2016, Kim Jong-un also harshly criticized Americans, just days before Democratic President Joe Biden's inauguration. The United States, he said, is "the fundamental obstacle to the development of our revolution and our main enemy."
"The true intent of their policy towards the DPRK will never change, no matter who comes to power," he said, using the country's official name acronym, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. He did not mention Joe Biden's name, however.
Kim Jong-un also said that North Korea had drawn up plans for the construction of a nuclear submarine - a development that would be a game-changer in strategic terms. And he cited a long list of strategic weapons including hypersonic nuclear warheads, military reconnaissance satellites and solid-fuel intercontinental ballistic missiles.
North Korea's military programs have advanced rapidly since Kim Jong-un came to power. During this period, North Korea conducted its most powerful nuclear test and equipped itself with missiles capable of reaching the entire continental United States. The continuation of these developments, which have been banned by several UN Security Council resolutions, has led to increased international sanctions against Pyongyang.
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