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At military parade, Kim vows to boost North Korea’s nuclear arsenal

SpaceWar.com reports: “North Korea will rapidly accelerate development of its nuclear arsenal, leader Kim Jong Un said while overseeing a vast military parade showcasing his most powerful intercontinental ballistic missiles, state media reported Tuesday.

Despite biting sanctions, North Korea has doubled down on Kim’s military modernisation drive, test-firing a slew of banned weapons this year while ignoring US offers of talks — as analysts warn of a likely resumption of nuclear tests.

Dressed in white military uniform trimmed with gold brocade, Kim watched as tanks, rocket launchers and his largest ICBMs were paraded through Pyongyang late Monday for the founding anniversary of North Korea’s armed forces, state media reported.

Kim vowed to ‘strengthen and develop our nation’s nuclear capabilities at the fastest pace,’ according to a transcript of his speech at the event published by the official Korean Central News Agency…”

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