North Korea is ‘Ready to Use Nuclear Weapons’

North Korean state media announced that the country is “ready to use nuclear weapons” in a potential conflict with South Korea or the United States.

North Korea’s dictator made this bold proclamation during a speech to commemorate the 69th anniversary of the Korean War. According to the Korean Central News Agency Kim issued this provocative and sobering statement. “Our armed forces are completely prepared to respond to any crisis, and our country’s nuclear war deterrent is also ready to mobilize its absolute power dutifully, exactly, and swiftly in accordance with its mission.”

All of this comes as satellite images and experts at the Center for Strategic and International Studies warn that the country is on the verge of its first nuclear test since 2017.

The North Korean dictator stated in April that he is willing to use Nuclear weapons pre-emptively. He stated that if a foreign force threatened his nation, he would be willing to strike. Kim boasted of his “firm will” to continue developing his nuclear weapons program. The dictator also said that he would “preemptively and thoroughly contain and frustrate all dangerous attempts and threatening moves, including ever-escalating nuclear threats from hostile forces, if necessary.”

The nation has also successfully tested missiles with the potential to reach both the South Korean and United States mainland.

The BBC Reports:

North Korea’s Hwasong-14 has a potential range of 8,000km – although some studies suggested it could travel as far as 10,000km if fired on a maximum trajectory.

This would give Pyongyang its first truly intercontinental ballistic missile, capable of reaching New York

North Korea would be foolish to bomb the United States or any of its allies. Not only is their military decades behind ours, but they would also have little to gain from such a conflict, on their own. What is a cause for concern is their relationship with China amid these threats. In 2019, China and North Korea strengthened their naval relations and signaled potentially greater partnerships in the future. With China conducting joint military drills with Russia, there are real concerns of a rising axis power as tensions rise between the east and the west.

It’s unlikely that an all-out conflict would start anytime soon, but the threat looms. If anything, it should serve as a reminder that the American military, values, and integrity must remain strong.