North Korea cautioned Monday that it would complete an atomic test “whenever and at any area” set by its administration, in its most statements that are certain to fuel anxiety in the area.
Pressures on the Korean peninsula have been running high with signs that the North may set up a long-run rocket launch or its 6th atomic test. At the same time, Washington is declining to state that it will not respond with a military strike.
A representative for the North’s official news service said Pyongyang was “completely prepared to react to any action taken by the U.S.” will keep supporting its “preemptive atomic assault” capacities unless Washington rejected its antagonistic approaches, he said in an announcement conveyed by the state-run KCNA news organization.
North Korea will keep supporting its “preemptive atomic assault” capability unless Washington ceases its antagonistic approaches, in an announcement conveyed by the state-run KCNA news organization.
The DPRK’s measures for bolstering the nuclear force to the maximum will be taken in a consecutive and successive way at any moment and any place decided by its supreme leadership.
The North has undertaken five nuclear weapons tests over the past eleven years and is widely expected to continue them in an effort to build a rocket capable of carrying a warhead to the mainland United States.