December 7, 2022

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North Korea declares itself a nuclear weapon state

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image source, KCNA


Kim Jong-un called the decision “irreversible” and ruled out the possibility of any talks on denuclearization.

North Korea has passed a law declaring itself a nuclear-weapon state, state news agency KCNA reported.

The country’s leader, Kim Jong-un, also called the decision “irreversible”. Ruled out any possibility negotiation Abolition of nuclear weapons.

This Act also guarantees the right of use of the country A preemptive nuclear strike to protect you.

Despite sanctions on the Asian nation, Pyongyang conducted six nuclear tests between 2006 and 2017.

The country continues to advance its military capabilities in defiance of United Nations Security Council resolutions, threatening its neighbors and even putting the United States within its strike range.

Kim’s government conducted long-range missile launches and nuclear tests in 2019 following two summits between the North Korean leader and then-US President Donald Trump.

image source, KCNA


North Korea launched a missile.

Stagnant conversations

Negotiations between the two countries stalled. Although the Joe Biden administration has indicated it is willing to talk to Pyongyang, it has not said whether the US president will meet with Kim.

The White House has said in recent months that efforts to contact Pyongyang and aid North Korea over the Covid-19 pandemic have gone unanswered.

Last year, the US revised and reiterated its policy on North Korea Its objective ands “Complete Denuclearization” of the Korean Peninsula.

Meanwhile, tensions on the Korean Peninsula have risen this year, with Pyongyang launching a record number of ballistic missiles.

South Korea and the United States retaliated with missile tests and the largest joint military exercises on the peninsula in years.

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