On Wednesday North Korea tested an underwater nuclear drone to “deter” the naval exercises between Japan the US and South Korea.
Kim Jong-un has declared that the long-standing peaceful union with South Korea will be scrapped and the constitution will be re-written to define the south as their most “hostile” opponent.
The North’s Defense Ministry said in a statement, “Our army’s underwater nuke-based countering posture is being further rounded off and its various maritime and underwater responsive actions will continue to deter the hostile military manoeuvres of the navies of the US and its allies.”
“We strongly denounce the US and its followers for their reckless acts of seriously threatening the security of the DPRK from the outset of the year and sternly warn them of the catastrophic consequences to be entailed by them,” it said, using the initials of North Korea’s formal name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
This comes as last week Jong-un’s sister threatened an “immediate” nuclear strike on their enemies even over the “slightest provocation.”
North Korea’s cabinet warned there will be an “immediate military strike” on the West as tensions reach an all-time high.
Kim Yo-Jong said in a warning, “I make myself clear once again that the safety catch of trigger of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) had already been slipped.
“As already declared, the KPA will launch an immediate military strike if the enemy makes even a slight provocation.”
Senior analyst at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies Cha Du-hyeogn told The Korea Times, “Among the top priorities, the ‘supersized’ nuclear warhead is the only weapon that has not been revealed.
“After his announcement, North Korea may move to test it before unveiling it to the world.”