North Korean leader Kim Jong Un stressed that Pyongyang is ready to mobilize its nuclear war deterrent, warning that Seoul was pushing towards the verge of war.
During his speech at an event to mark the 69th anniversary of the July 27 Korean War armistice, Kim indicated that the confrontation with the United States posed nuclear threats since the 1950-53 war that required North Korea to achieve an “urgent historical task” of strengthening its self-defense.
He underlined that “Our armed forces are thoroughly prepared to respond to any crisis, and our nation’s nuclear war deterrence is also fully ready to mobilize its absolute strength faithfully, accurately, and promptly to its mission.”
The North Korean leader pointed out that Washington continues “dangerous, illegal hostile acts” with South Korea, and seeks to justify its behavior by “demonizing” the country.
He considered that “The duplex act of the United States, which is misleading all the routine actions of our armed forces as ‘provocation’ and ‘threat’ while holding large-scale joint military exercises that seriously threaten our security, is literally a robbery.”
“That is driving bilateral relations to the point where it is difficult to turn back, into a state of conflict,” he added.
Source: Agencies (edited by Al-Manar English Website)