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N Korea calls for nuke preparedness against US, S Korea

Kim Jong-un says the US and South Korea are expanding drills involving nuclear assets, and that North Korea must be ready to conduct nuclear attacks if needed.

March 20, 2023
By Hyonhee Shin and Josh Smith
20 March 2023

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un says the country should be ready to conduct nuclear attacks at any time to deter war, accusing the United States and South Korea of expanding joint military drills involving American nuclear assets.

Kim’s remarks on Monday came as the isolated country conducted what KCNA called nuclear tactical exercises meant to send strong warnings against the allies.

In the exercises, a ballistic missile flew 800 kilometres before hitting target at the altitude of 800 metres under the scenario of a tactical nuclear attack, KCNA said.


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