According to an article published by North Korea’s Central News Agency, this year was “historic” for the country thanks to its successes in bolstering defense capabilities.
Pyongyang’s November Hwasongpho-17 intercontinental ballistic missile test launch demonstrated North Korea’s readiness to “respond to nuclear weapons with nuclear weapons,” according to the country’s Central News Agency (KCNA).
According to an article published on Thursday, that year was “historic” for Pyongyang thanks to his successes in bolstering defense capabilities. Among the achievements are the military parade in April and the “consolidation of the status of irreversible nuclear power” after the approval in September of the atomic weapons policy by the Supreme People’s Assembly of the Asian nation.
In addition, several exercises were conducted in September and October to “ruthlessly thwart escalating military threats from the United States and other hostile forces,” the agency writes. Those exercises “fully showed the reality, combat effectiveness and real warfare capacity of the country’s nuclear forces.”
Meanwhile, in November the launch test of the new type of Hwasongpho-17 intercontinental ballistic missile was carried out. “It was a solemn declaration of the unwavering will of our party and government to respond to nuclear weapons with nuclear weapons and to full confrontation with full confrontation,” they stressed.
KCNA also noted that a drill aimed at “resolving a crucial issue in the development of yet another new-type strategic weapons system” was held in December, as well as a final test related to the development of a new military reconnaissance satellite.
The United States and South Korea have expanded their regular military exercises and pushed to further bolster their joint defense capability against the advance of Pyongyang’s nuclear program.