North Korea leader warns of ‘preemptive’ use of nuclear force

SpaceWar.com reports: “North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has repeated his warning that Pyongyang could ‘preemptively’ use its nuclear weaponry to counter hostile forces, state media reported Saturday.

Kim told top military officers that to ‘maintain the absolute superiority’ of North Korea’s armed forces, the country should be able to ‘preemptively and thoroughly contain and frustrate all dangerous attempts and threatening moves… if necessary,’ the official KCNA news agency reported.

Pyongyang should continue to build up its arsenal so that it can have the ‘overwhelming military muscle that no force in the world can provoke,’ Kim said, calling it the ‘lifeline guaranteeing the security of our country’.

The leader’s comments followed similar remarks at a military parade on Monday, when he said he could use his atomic arsenal if North Korea’s ‘fundamental interests’ were threatened…”

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