North Korean official media announced on the 1st that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un announced at the 6th plenary meeting of the 8th Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea that he would “exponentially increase the number of nuclear weapons.”
In a report to the plenary, Chairman Kim said, “The current situation, where South Korean puppets approach us as undisputed and obvious enemies, highlights the importance and necessity of mass production of tactical nuclear weapons and calls for progress exponential. in the country’s stockpile of nuclear weapons.” The Korean Central News Agency reported that day.
At the same time, Chairman Kim announced “a transformational strategy for the development of nuclear forces and national defense in 2023 with this as the basic and central direction,” the news agency said.
Chairman Kim said, “Our nuclear force considers war prevention and peace and stability as its first mission, but if prevention fails, the second mission will also be fulfilled.” revealed
It is interpreted that Chairman Kim has once again hinted at the possibility of a “nuclear pre-emptive strike” which he revealed in the process of “legitimizing nuclear power” in September last year.
Chairman Kim also said, “According to the strategy and intention to strengthen the nuclear power of our Party and the government of the Republic to resolutely defend absolute dignity, sovereignty and the right to life, another intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) which basic mission. rapid nuclear counterattack capability. The task of developing a system was presented”.
In Chairman Kim’s report, “an important policy decision was made to accelerate the process of strengthening self-defensive defense capabilities based on an analysis of the current situation in inter-Korean relations and external challenges that threaten peace and security in the region seriously,” KCNA reported