North Korea has legally established its status as a nuclear power, the state news agency KCNA reported, quoted by the Russian Tass. “Today we have completed a historic mission, legally establishing the policy of nuclear forces in full,” said North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
Law authorizes preventive nuclear strike
The North Korean government has adopted a new law that allows the state to carry out a pre-emptive nuclear strike on a country believed to pose an imminent threat to Pyongyang. The law also allows North Korea to automatically hit an opponent if the country is attacked, according to the state news agency KCNA, cited by the Russian Tas.
Kim: no more talks on denuclearization
North Korea will also not engage in denuclearization talks in the future, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said. “Possession of nuclear weapons is our legitimate and inalienable right. We have no plans to refuse nuclear weapons. The new law makes denuclearization talks impossible,” Kim said according to the state news agency KCNA. At the same time, North Korea undertakes not to sell nuclear weapons and technologies to other countries in accordance with the new law adopted.