UK News – ( Yonhap ).
PYONGYANG – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Friday has ordered the country’s nuclear weapons to be made ready for use at a moment’s notice.
He also said the communist country will revise its military posture so it can be ready to carry out pre-emptive attacks, stressing that the current situation has become very precarious, according to the Korean Central News Agency.
Earlier this week, the U.N. Security Council voted to impose an array of sanctions against North Korea because of that nation’s recent nuclear test and missile launch, both of which defied international sanctions.
The U.N. resolution that brought about the sanctions aims to cripple the economic factors that fuel North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs.
The shift in military posture would allow North Korea to carry out pre-emptive attacks, and deprive “the enemies to sleep in peace till the moment they meet their final end in their land, KCNA reported, citing a speech by the country’s leader, Kim Jong-un.
KCNA continued: “The only way for defending the sovereignty of our nation and its right to existence under the present extreme situation is to bolster up nuclear force both in quality and quantity and keep balance of forces, he said, stressing the need to get the nuclear warheads deployed for national defense always on standby so as to be fired any moment.”
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