By Josh Smith
SEOUL (Reuters) -North Korean chief Kim Jong Un stated his nation’s final objective is to own the world’s strongest nuclear pressure, as he promoted dozens of army officers concerned within the latest launch of North Korea’s largest ballistic missile, state media reported on Sunday.
The announcement comes after Kim inspected a take a look at of the nation’s new Hwasong-17 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), and pledged to counter U.S. nuclear threats with nuclear weapons on Friday.
Constructing the nuclear pressure is for reliably defending the dignity and sovereignty of the state and the folks, and “its final objective is to own the world’s strongest strategic pressure, absolutely the pressure unprecedented within the century,” Kim stated within the order selling the officers.
He referred to as the Hwasong-17 the “world’s strongest strategic weapon” and stated it demonstrated North Korea’s resolve and skill to ultimately construct the world’s strongest military.
North Korean scientists have made a “fantastic leap ahead within the improvement of the know-how of mounting nuclear warheads on ballistic missiles,” Kim stated, with out elaborating.