North Korea officially declares itself a nuclear state

North Korea officially declares itself a nuclear state

 

North Korea adopted a decree proclaiming its nuclear state. The decision to legally consolidate the policy of nuclear forces, dictator Kim Jong-un announced at a meeting of the Supreme People's Assembly on September 7, Yonhap agency reports.

< p>The approved decree is called “Nuclear Weapons Policy”. It states that North Korea's policy regarding the use of such weapons is “offensive”.

If the control system of the state nuclear forces is under threat due to an enemy attack, a nuclear strike to destroy the enemy forces, including the source of provocation and the command post, is applied automatically and immediately according to a predetermined plan.

Also a nuclear strike is possible in the event of an attack on Kim Jong-un.  It is noted that nuclear weapons are “used as a last resort against external aggression”, and North Korea will not use it first.

The Republic undertakes not to place nuclear weapons on the territory of other countries and not to transfer to them technologies, facilities or materials related to nuclear weapons.

The leader of the DPRK said that the Republic will never give up nuclear weapons. Kim Jong-un claims that the US aims to “overthrow the North Korean regime” by forcing the DPRK to “give up its nuclear power and its rights to self-defense.” He stressed that North Korea “will never surrender, even after a hundred years of sanctions.”< /p>

In 2021, the DPRK spent more than $640 million on its nuclear program. Since the beginning of 2022, North Korea has already conducted 17 missile launches, the last one took place in May. The US authorities in August warned that the DPRK plans to conduct a seventh nuclear test weapons.

Earlier, BAGNET reported that North Korea today has no more than 20 nuclear warheads. At the same time, in 2021, Pyongyang's uranium stocks rose to the level , sufficient for the production of 45-55 nuclear warheads.

Prepared by: Sergey Daga