North Korea is ready to respond with nuclear weapons: Kim Jong-un again threatened the US and South Korea
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, accompanied by his daughter, personally watched the recent test launch of the country's most powerful intercontinental ballistic missile, the Hwasong-17. The North Korean dictator threatened the United States and South Korea with nuclear weapons.
Kim Jong-un said that North Korea will continue to take countermeasures against US and South Korean military “provocations”. “North Korea is ready to respond with nuclear weapons to nuclear weapons,” Ying said.
North Korea tests Hwasong-17 missile
According to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), Kim Jong-un personally supervised the launch of the Hwasong-17 rocket launched on Thursday, March 16.
Kim Jong-un said that the DPRK is ready to give an equivalent response to possible “threats” from the United States and South Korea, which, according to Pyongyang, are “openly hostile” to the republic.
He believes that Seoul and Washington should realize the “recklessness of large-scale” military exercises “held in the area of the Korean Peninsula. Kim Jong-un called the maneuvers a military provocation against the DPRK.
The launch of the Hwasong-17 is the second test of an intercontinental ballistic missile by Pyongyang, allegedly in response to “crazy” joint US-South Korean military exercises, the report said.
In photographs published in the official Rodong Sinmun newspaper, Kim watched a black-and-white Hwasong-17 rocket, dubbed the “monster rocket” by analysts, soar into the sky.
Some pictures show him watching the launch with his daughter, who was never named by state media. But South Korean intelligence identified her as his second child Joo Ae.
Kim Jong Un ordered the military to step up training
- Previously, Kim Jong-un ordered the military to step up training ostensibly for “real war” and responding to it if necessary.
- The leader of the DPRK believes that the exercise proved the ability of North Korea to resist the “current war.”
- According to Kim Jong-In, fire assault units must be rigorously trained for the greatest excellence in carrying out two strategic tasks.