KIM Jong-un has shown deadly hypersonic missiles feared can hit US bases in MINUTES as he vowed to build North Korea’s nuclear arsenal at its “fastest pace”.
The tyrant threatened to use his nuclear forces when provoked by delivering a speed during a huge military parade using the state’s powerful weapon systems.
It comes as Pyongyang has stepped up weapons tests and demonstrations of military might amid stalled denuclearization talks with the United States and a new Conservative government South Korea.
“Our republic’s nuclear forces should be ready at all times to carry out their responsible mission and unleash their unique deterrent.” Kim the parade said, according to state news agency KCNA.
The basic mission of the North’s nuclear forces is “to deter war,” but their deployment “can never be confined to a single mission,” he added.
“If any forces try to harm our state’s fundamental interests, our nuclear forces must resolutely carry out their unexpected second mission,” Kim said.
U.S. and South Korean officials say there are signs of new construction North Korea‘s only nuclear test site – which has been officially closed since 2018.
Maxar satellite imagery in March appeared to show repair work at the Punggye-ri site, which may indicate Pyongyang may be preparing to resume nuclear weapons testing.
Monday night’s parade was meant to mark the 90th anniversary of the North Korean army — the backbone of the Kim family’s authoritarian rule — and comes as the country faces an economy beset by pandemic-related difficulties, US-led sanctions and punish his own mismanagement.
State media photos showed Kim, dressed in a white military coat, smiling and waving from a balcony alongside his wife Ri Sol Ju and other senior lawmakers.
One of the weapons on display at the brightly lit Kim Il Sung Square, named after Kim’s late grandfather and founder of the state, was North Korea’s largest newly built ICBM, the Hwasong-17.
North Korea claimed to have tested this missile last month in its first full-range ICBM launch in more than four years – Release of a propaganda clip inspired by Top Gun the explosion.
but South Korea denies thatand said North Korea launched a smaller, existing Hwasong-15 ICBM after a failed Hwasong-17 launch.
Dubbed the “monster missile,” analysts have speculated that the Hwasong-17 is designed to carry multiple warheads and decoys to better penetrate missile defenses.
The procession also included rows of conventional weapons such as artillery, rocket launchers and prototype tanks, as well as tens of thousands of troops goose-stepping and shouting “long life” to Kim Jong-un.
North Korea’s ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programs are banned by United Nations Security Council resolutions that have imposed sanctions on the country.
North Korea has conducted 13 rounds of weapons tests this year, including the alleged launch of the Hwasong-17.
There are also signs North Korea is rebuilding tunnels at a nuclear test site last active in 2017, possibly in preparation for detonating a nuclear device.
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