North Korea, Kim: ready to use nuclear deterrence against Seoul and the US
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North Korea, Kim: ready to use nuclear deterrence against Seoul and the US

The leader on the anniversary of the “great victory”: “Ready to eliminate South Korea”, and to “fight any battle against the United States”

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said he was ready to mobilize the nuclear deterrent, threatening to “eliminate South Korea”, and saying he was ready to fight “any battle against the United States”. Kim’s declaration at an event to celebrate the 69th anniversary of the armistice that ended the 1950-53 Korean War. The leader denounced the administration of the South Korean president, Yoon Suk-yeol, saying that “any attempt to neutralize the North would find a severe response and annihilation”

The “hostile US policy”
The leader of the North Korean regime also accused South Korea and its president, Yoon Suk-yeol, of supporting “hostile US politics”, and of taking a tougher line against Pyongyang and its recent weapons tests: any Seoul’s attempt to stop North Korea would be met with “a harsh response”, including – threatened Kim Jong-un – annihilation “.

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On May 22, North Korea launched three intercontinental ballistic missiles

The threat of a nuclear attack
The North Korean leader’s “warnings” about the use of a nuclear weapon are taken very seriously by Western and South Korean diplomacy: South Korean Unification Minister Kwon Young-se recently announced that he was concerned that North Korea could take advantage of the “Victory Day” celebration to carry out his seventh nuclear test, which ultimately did not happen.
Seoul and Washington have long claimed to have intelligence information according to which Pyongyang is ready to carry out its seventh nuclear test at the Punggye-ri site, the first in five years: only Kim’s political decision would be missing.