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Kim to US: North Korea will Mass-Produce Nukes, Nuclear button always on my Table
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has declared his county a nuclear power in possession of technology capable of striking the US mainland should there be a need.

North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un

Kim Jong-Un vowed North Korea would mass-produce nuclear warheads and missiles in a defiant New Year message Monday suggesting he would continue to accelerate his country's weapons program.

"The US mainland is in our nuclear strike zone," Kim said in his New Year's message which was broadcast on Chosun Central TV. "The United States will never start a war with me and our country," and Pyongyang has "completed the creation of North Korea's nuclear forces," he added.

Kim, who said Monday that he always had a nuclear launch button on his desk, has presided over multiple missile tests in recent months and the North's sixth and most powerful nuclear test -which it said was a hydrogen bomb -in September.
 
"We must mass-produce nuclear warheads and ballistic missiles and speed up their deployment," said Kim in his annual address to the nation.

He reiterated his declaration that North Korea had achieved its goal of becoming a nuclear state but insisted its expansion of the weapons program was a defensive measure.

"We should always keep readiness to take immediate nuclear counter-attacks against the enemy's scheme for a nuclear war."

Pyongyang dramatically ramped up its efforts to become a nuclear power in 2017, despite a raft of international sanctions and increasingly bellicose rhetoric from the United States.

US President Donald Trump has responded to each test with his own amplified declarations, threatening to "totally destroy" Pyongyang and taunting Kim, saying the North Korean leader was on "a suicide mission".

But far from persuading Kim to give up his nuclear drive, analysts say Trump's tough talk may have prompted the North Korean leader to push through with his dangerous quest.

"[The North] can cope with any kind of nuclear threats from the US and has a strong nuclear deterrence that is able to prevent the US from playing with fire," Kim said Monday.

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team

01-01-2018 | 09:42


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