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Nuclear weapons ensure the safety of North Korea, Kim Jong-un

PYONGYANG, (BM) – The presence of nuclear weapons is a guarantee of North Korea’s security. This was stated by the leader of the DPRK Kim Jong-un during a speech at the republican congress of veterans in honor of the 67th anniversary of the end of the Korean War of 1950-1953, reports the Central Telegraph Agency of Korea (CTAC), learned BulgarianMilitary.com.

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According to the national leader, the country needs “absolute strength” to prevent the war of the middle of the last century from repeating itself. Therefore, the DPRK took the path of developing a nuclear power.

“Thanks to our reliable nuclear deterrence, there will be no more war on this earth, and the security and future of our country will be ensured forever,” said Kim Jong-un.

He also noted that nuclear weapons will protect North Korea not only from military threats and hostile forces, but also from “any form of political pressure.”

North Korea began the process of developing nuclear weapons in the early 1950s. In 2005, the country recognized the presence of nuclear weapons, and the country conducted its first nuclear test in the fall of 2006.

North Korea refused to comply with moratorium on nuclear tests

The US authorities subject North Korea to “the most severe and inhumane sanctions”, and therefore the republic does not consider itself further bound by the obligations to introduce a moratorium on nuclear and missile tests.

As reported by the South Korean agency Ryonghap, the adviser to the DPRK’s permanent mission at the UN office in Geneva Zhu Yong Chol said at a disarmament conference.

“Now that it has become clear that the United States has not abandoned its desire to block the development of the DPRK and stifle its political system, we see no reason to continue to be bound unilaterally by obligations that the other side is not fulfilling,” Zhu said (quote by Reuters).

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The diplomat also warned that if Washington continues its hostile policy towards the DPRK, the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula will never happen.

“If the United States tries to achieve unilateral compliance with [the DPRK] requirements and does so under the threat of sanctions, North Korea may be forced to find another way,” Zhu said.

On January 1, DPRK leader Kim Jong-un at a plenary meeting of the Central Committee of the Korean Workers’ Party (WPK) said that the DPRK would demonstrate a new strategic weapon in the near future, and threatened to take a different path if the US authorities did not agree to concessions in negotiations on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

The United States and North Korea began negotiations to denuclearize the peninsula in 2018. In June, Singapore hosted the first ever summit with the participation of Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un, at which the parties agreed to denuclearize the DPRK in exchange for security guarantees and the lifting of sanctions from Washington.

However, in December 2019, Pyongyang said that the White House was deliberately delaying negotiations and removed denuclearization from the agenda.

In early December, Asahi Shimbun, citing American and South Korean sources, reported that the North Korean military began actively building concrete sites on which mobile installations can be installed to launch various types of missiles, including intercontinental ones.

The last missile tests in the DPRK were carried out at the end of November. Commenting on them, the central newspaper of the Labor Party of the Republic, Nodong Sinmun newspaper, reported that Kim Jong-un watched the launch and expressed great satisfaction with the test results.

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