According to state media, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has said his ultimate goal is to have the world’s most powerful nuclear power plant. While touting dozens of military officers involved in the recent launch of North Korea’s largest ballistic missile, the Hwasong-17, Kim Jong-un made the announcement Saturday, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported. Kim Jong-un said North Korea is building its nuclear arsenal to protect the dignity and sovereignty of its nation and people, saying North Korea’s “ultimate goal is to possess the most powerful strategic military force in the world.” and unparalleled. “Military power of the world century”.
He said Hwasong-17, an ICBM capable of reaching the United States, is “the world’s most powerful strategic weapon,” demonstrating North Korea’s determination and ability to build the world’s most powerful military ultimately. said. The November 18 launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile was condemned by members of the United Nations Security Council as a “serious escalation” and a “clear threat to global peace and security.” The launches are part of a spate of tests ongoing by North Korea this year, including the launch of dozens of cruise missiles and short- and medium-range ballistic missiles. Kim said Saturday that North Korean scientists “have made a great leap forward in developing the technology to mount a nuclear warhead on a ballistic missile.” He didn’t elaborate further.
This capability is important for North Korea to achieve its goal of having nuclear weapons to strike its main adversary, the United States. Outside observers say North Korea has nuclear bombs and missiles that can fly to the United States, but whether North Korean scientists can miniaturize their nuclear weapons to fit in the narrow space in the nose of the missile remains to be seen. It’s not clear. Chairman Kim Jong-un urged scientists, engineers, military personnel, and others involved in Saturday’s Mars-17 test to continue to expand and strengthen the nation’s nuclear deterrent at a very rapid pace. He said he expects it. KCNA said the missile “conclusively proved to the world that North Korea is a full-fledged nuclear power and capable of standing up to US imperialist nuclear domination and fully demonstrating her power as the most powerful ICBM nation. ‘ said. The launch test also showed that North Korea would respond similarly to “an enemy’s nuclear and head-on confrontation,” he added.