North Korea has passed a law that allows preemptive nuclear strikes to be carried out
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North Korea has passed a law that allows preemptive nuclear strikes to be carried out

“The status of our country as a nuclear-armed state has become irreversible,” said leader Kim Jong-un.

North Korea has passed a law that makes its nuclear weapons policy “irreversible”. The law will allow North Korea to carry out a preemptive nuclear strike “automatically” and “immediately to destroy hostile forces” when a foreign country represents an imminent threat to Pyongyang, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said.

With the new law, “the status of our country as a nuclear-armed state has become irreversible,” said leader Kim Jong-un speaking at the newly opened session of the Supreme National Assembly. The North Korean leader then reiterated that his country “will never renounce nuclear weapons or yield to the sanctions imposed by the international community for its war development”.