North Korean leader Kim vows to “strengthen” nuclear arsenal

The North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, promised to “strengthen” his country’s nuclear arsenal, in his closing speech at the congress of the ruling party, the official press reported on Wednesday, one week after Joe Biden’s inauguration as president. from the United States.

“By strengthening our nuclear war arsenal, we must do everything we can to build the most powerful army,” Kim told the Workers’ Party Congress, according to the official KCNA news agency.

During the congress that lasted eight days, twice as long as the last congress of the workers’ party in 2016, Kim Jon Un lashed out at the United States.

The United States, he said, is “the main obstacle to the development of our revolution and our main enemy.”

“The true intention of his policy towards the DRC (Democratic Republic of North Korea) will never change, regardless of who is in power,” he added without mentioning Biden’s name.

Kim declared that North Korea has concluded its plans to develop a nuclear submarine, said – which will be a strategic turning point – and enunciated the list of weapons targets, such as supersonic nuclear warheads, military reconnaissance satellites and fuel ICBMs. solid.

The North’s arms programs have accelerated since Kim came to power, including the most powerful nuclear bomb to date and missiles capable of reaching the United States, although this has meant a resurgence of international sanctions.

At the October military parade, North Korea displayed its new gigantic intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), which would be, according to analysts, the world’s largest liquid fuel that can travel by road.


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