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Kim Jong-un, the North Korean dictator, assured this week that his country is ready to use the full power of its nuclear weapons against the United States. During his speech, he maintained that he would also be ready to attack South Korea.
“Our armed forces are completely prepared to respond to any crisis, and our country’s nuclear war deterrent is also ready to mobilize its absolute power dutifully, exactly and swiftly in accordance with its mission,” Kim said in his message on Wednesday.
The North Korean leader noted that, in his view, it is absurd for other countries to threaten his nation which has a large arsenal of nuclear weapons. “Talking about military action against our nation, which possesses absolute weapons that they fear the most, is preposterous and is very dangerous suicidal action.”
Kim Jong-un’s comments
Kim’s comments came after he criticized South Korea’s new president Yoon Suk Yeol for his military strategy and alliance with the United States. He stressed that the South Korean president was being driven by “confrontational maniacs”.
He added: “Such a dangerous attempt will be immediately punished by our powerful strength and the Yoon Suk Yeol government and his military will be annihilated.” In response to the comments, Suk Yeol insisted that it is necessary to have a dialogue between the two countries.