Kim Jong-un Keeps Threatening Preemptive Nuclear Strikes

  • By Kim Myong-song

    May 02, 2022 13:10

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has once again threatened unspecified "hostile forces" with preemptive nuclear strikes, the second time in less than a week.

    The official [North] Korean Central News Agency on Saturday quoted Kim as saying the North will continue developing nuclear weapons so it can "preemptively and thoroughly contain and frustrate all dangerous attempts and threatening moves, including ever-escalating nuclear threats from hostile forces, if necessary."

    He made the remarks while praising top brass for a huge military parade in Pyongyang to mark the 90th anniversary of the army.

    "Formidable striking power and overwhelming military power are lifelines that guarantee the security of our state and people and the future of the generations to come," he added.

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (center) poses for a group photo with top military brass in Pyongyang, in this photo from the official [North] Korean Central News Agency on April 30. /Yonhap

    In a speech during the parade earlier last week, Kim also threatened to use nuclear weapons "if any forces try to violate the fundamental interests of our state."

    "Fundamental interests" admits of a wide interpretation.

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