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Kim Jong Un says N Korea ‘ready to mobilise’ nuclear deterrent

2022-07-28 10:41:10       source:The Aljazeera

July 28, 2022

In a speech to mark the armistice that ended fighting in the Korean War, known as ‘Victory Day’ in North Korea, Kim Jong Un said the threat posed by the United States required Pyongyang to build up its defence.

“Our armed forces are thoroughly prepared to respond to any crisis, and our nation’s nuclear war deterrence is also fully ready to mobilise its absolute strength faithfully, accurately and promptly to its mission,” he said, according to state media.

The speech came after officials in Seoul and Washington said North Korea had completed preparations to conduct its first nuclear test since 2017.

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