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North Korea: Kim Jong-un calls for strengthening nuclear deterrence capabilities


In order to counter what he called "hysterical" aggression by the United States and South Korea, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un...

In order to counter what he described as "


" aggression by the United States and South Korea, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un called for increasing his country's capabilities in deterrence, the state news agency said Tuesday.

On Monday, April 10, the North Korean dictator attended a meeting of the Central Military Commission devoted to the fight "against

the escalation of maneuvers by American imperialists and traitorous South Korean puppets to start a war of aggression

", according to the official KCNA news agency.

Nuclear attack submarine drone

At this meeting, Kim Jong-un ordered the strengthening of North Korea's deterrence capabilities, "

more and more quickly

" and in a "

more concrete and offensive

" way.

Since March 23, Pyongyang has notably claimed to have carried out three tests of an underwater nuclear attack drone capable of “

producing a large-scale radioactive tsunami


The regime also said it launched an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on March 16.

Last year, North Korea declared itself an “


” nuclear power, thus burying any negotiations on the denuclearization of the country.

And in March, Kim Jong-un ordered his troops to intensify their exercises for "

real war


Washington and Seoul responded with joint military maneuvers, involving US stealth aircraft.

Pyongyang considers these maneuvers as rehearsals for an invasion of its territory and described them on Tuesday as "


" exercises, "

simulating an all-out war against

" North Korea.

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An “irresponsible” North Korea

On Tuesday, South Korea also called North Korea "


" after Pyongyang cut off contact with Seoul.

For the past five days, North Korea has not answered calls from its southern neighbor, made through a military communication line and an inter-Korean liaison channel, the South Korean minister told reporters. Unification, Kwon Young-se.

Contact between the two Koreas was cut off a day after Seoul urged Pyongyang to stop using a former joint industrial zone in the North Korean city of Kaesong without permission.

According to Seoul, the South Korean liaison office sent a notice to North Korea last Thursday requesting a halt to activities at the industrial complex, which Pyongyang declined.

Seoul pulled out of the project in 2016, in response to a nuclear test and missile strikes from the North, saying profits from Kaesong helped fund Pyongyang's weapons programs.

Source: lefigaro

All news articles on 2023-04-11

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