North Korea’s Kim Jong Un warns US and South Korea, says ‘ready to mobilise’ nuclear weapons in case of military clash

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Kim Jong-un (File image)

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Pyongyang: North Korea‘s premier Kim Jong-Un on Thursday threatened the United States and South Korea. Kim said his country is ready to mobilise nuclear weapons in case of any future military conflict with both countries.
The North Korean leader made these remarks during his speech to mark the armistice that ended fighting in the Korean War. It is also known as “Victory Day” in the North. Issuing a stern warning to the US and neighbouring South Korea, Kim said his country’s armed forces are “thoroughly prepared” for any crisis, reported AFP.

on the occasion of the 69th anniversary of the end of the 1950-53 Korean War, Kim spoke to war veterans. The development came at the time when the US and South Korea have decided to ramp up military exercises. Notably, North Korea always considers these military exercises as rehearsals for carrying out an invasion.

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Earlier this week, the US military held live-fire drills in the South. Washington also used advanced Apache helicopters which are stationed in the South. Notably, it was the first such exercise since 2019.

Responding to Kim’s remarks, US State Department spokesperson Ned Price said that they were not different from what was heard from the DPRK regime in recent months. “The DPRK also won’t be surprised to hear the same message from us and that is our commitment to the defence of the Republic of Korea and Japan… remains ironclad,” reported AFP quoting Prince as saying.

Earlier, Washington and Seoul had warned Pyongyang of a “swift and forceful” response if it conducts its seventh nuclear test.