Kim Jong Un, the Supreme Leader of North Korea promised that he will be strengthening the nation’s military power and nuclear weapons program. The speech was given by him during a high-profile military parade, held in Pyongyang, reported the state media on Tuesday.
The official Korean Central News Agency published a transcript where Kim is found saying, “We will continue to take steps to strengthen and develop our nation’s nuclear capabilities at the fastest pace”.
According to a report by KCNA, Kim gave the statement on Monday during the parade, celebrating the 90th anniversary of the foundation of North Korean People’s Revolutionary Army, that took place in Kim II Square in Pyongyang.
Kim said on Monday that the nuclear weapons of the country were “a symbol of national power”. He said, “In preparation of the turbulent political and military situation and all kinds of crises in the future… we will further increase our nuclear force at the highest possible speed.”
Kim added that the fundamental role of the nuclear weapons were to glorify the country’s strength; however, they might be deployed if North Korea was ever under attack.
KCNA reported, “The spectators raised loud cheers, greatly excited to see the giant ICBM Hwasongpho-17 which soared into the sky on March 24 to demonstrate the absolute power of Juche Korea and the strategic position of our Republic to the world.”