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Kim Jong Un threatens to use nuclear weapons in tensions with the United States and South Korea

Although Kim is increasingly threatening his rivals with nuclear weapons, he is unlikely to use them first against the superior army of the United States and its allies, observers say.

Kim’s army has test-launched nuclear-capable missiles that place both the continental United States and South Korea in the immediate vicinity. (AP)

North Korean Prime Minister Kim Jong Un has warned that he is ready to use nuclear weapons for possible military conflicts with the United States and South Korea, according to state media.

Kim’s speech to veterans on Wednesday to commemorate the 69th anniversary of the end of the Korean War in 1950-53 was intended to support the internal unification of poor countries in the face of pandemic-related economic difficulties. It seems.

“Our army is ready to respond to any crisis, and our country’s nuclear war deterrence is also ready to mobilize its absolute power faithfully, accurately and quickly according to its mission. It’s done, “Kim said in his speech, according to the official Korean Central News Agency.

Although Kim is increasingly threatening his rivals with nuclear weapons, he is unlikely to use them first against the superior army of the United States and its allies, observers say.

Kim accused the United States of “demonstrating” North Korea to justify hostile policies.

US-Korea military exercises targeting North Korea have branded North Korea’s routine military activities (clear references to missile tests) as provocations or threats, so the US “double standards” and “gangsters” He said it shows a “like” aspect.

Kim also argued that President Yoon Seok-yul’s new South Korean government is headed by “conflict enthusiasts” and “gangsters” who are more advanced than the previous South Korean conservative government.

Since taking office in May, the Yun administration has worked to strengthen Seoul’s military alliance with the United States and its ability to neutralize North Korea’s nuclear threats, including preemptive strike capabilities.

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Tension spiral

Moon Hong-sik, a deputy spokesman for the South Korean Ministry of Defense, said Thursday that South Korea is strengthening its military and joint defenses with the United States to address the growing nuclear threat to North Korea. Repeated.

Kim said in April that North Korea could use nuclear weapons preemptively if threatened that it would never be limited to a single mission of deterring war.

Kim’s army also test-launched nuclear-powered missiles with both the continental United States and South Korea nearby.

US and South Korean officials have repeatedly stated in recent months that North Korea is ready to conduct its first nuclear test in five years.

Kim is seeking greater public support as his economy is being hit by pandemic-related border closures, US-led sanctions, and his own mismanagement.

Experts say North Korea is likely to intensify its threat to the United States and South Korea as its allies prepare to expand their summer exercises.

In recent years, South Korean and US troops have regularly joined forces to support the currently stalled US-led diplomacy aimed at persuading North Korea to abandon its nuclear program in return for economic and political interests. Canceled or reduced some of the exercises.

North Korea, clearly referring to US-led sanctions and US-Korea military exercises, said it would not return to negotiations with the US unless it first abandoned hostile police against North Korea.

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Source: AP

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