The Korean peninsula has become a hotspot with a high potential for nuclear war. North Korean leader kim jong un, has asked his country to be prepared to launch an atomic attack in order to deter a conflict, while accusing the United States and South Korea of threatening his country, after carrying out military exercises. In order to be prevented, Kim has overseen two days of military exercises “simulating an atomic counterattack”including the launch of a ballistic missile carrying an artificial nuclear warhead.
The North Korean president expressed his “satisfaction” with the launches over the weekend, which were held to “allow relevant units to familiarize themselves with the procedures and processes for carrying out their tactical nuclear strike missions.”
The event was attended by the Defense Minister, qiang sun nam, and officials of the Central Committee of the Party. The drill was divided into a nuclear attack command system management exercise, practical training for transition to a counter-attack posture, and a ballistic missile tactical launch test.
The state agency shared photos of the leader in the operation, once again with his young daughter, while the flames of the missile roared before reaching your goal. Ju Ae, about 9 years old, has been repeatedly photographed together with her parent at various military activities and during various shell fires in recent months.
“Our country’s nuclear force will firmly deter, control and manage the enemy’s reckless moves and provocations with its high war-readiness, and carry out its important mission without wavering in case of any unwanted situation,” Kim said.
And it is that, already in 2022, Pyongyang described its status as a nuclear power as irreversible. Furthermore, Kim has recently called for an exponential increase in his weapons production, including tactical atomic weapons. In early March, he too ordered his army to intensify warfare in preparation for a real battle.
The Seoul Joint Chiefs of Staff said the short-range ballistic missile fired by Pyongyang on Sunday flew 800 kilometers before hitting the East Sea, also known as the Sea of Japan. The South Korean military claimed that this was a serious provocation that violated UN sanctions.
The drills were the Hermit Kingdom’s fourth show of force in a week and came as Seoul and Washington stage their own drills – known as the Freedom Shield – which North Korea views as a hostile act rehearsing an invasion of his territory.
On Sunday, the two allied countries held air and sea exercises with US B-1B strategic bombers. Likewise, this Monday its naval and marine forces began large-scale amphibious landing maneuvers. These war games, the biggest in five years, will run for two weeks until April 3.
On the Korean Peninsula, the two sides have been at odds over a historic dispute for years, while Seoul and Tokyo have resumed their high-level talks and decided to strengthen their security cooperation.
On Thursday, Pyongyang fired its Hwasong-17 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), the most powerful in its arsenal, also in the presence of Kim and his descendant, and just before a visit to Japan by South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol. This was Pyongyang’s second ICBM test this year, which the KCNA described at the time as a response to its enemies’ frenzied war efforts.
This came after the release of two short-range ballistic missiles last Tuesday, and two strategic cruise missiles fired from a submarine on March 12.
On the other hand, on Monday, the KCNA news agency reported that more than 1.4 million North Koreans had volunteered to enlist or re-enlist in the army to fight their adversaries, compared to nearly 800,000 reported by a newspaper. state just two days before.