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North Korea Makes the “Irreversible” Decision to Declare Itself a Nuclear-Armed State.

In a move that its leader, Kim Jong Un, calls “irreversible,” North Korea has enacted a new legislation declaring itself to be a nuclear weapons state.

As he celebrated the law’s adoption, Kim promised that his nation would “never give up” its nuclear weapons and declared that there could be no talks on denuclearization.

The new law also codifies Pyongyang’s ability to use nuclear attacks as a first line of defence, updating Pyongyang’s prior position that it would only keep its weapons until other nations denuclearized and would not use them first against non-nuclear states.

Kim Jong Un addresses North Korea's parliament

Kim expressed his appreciation for the Supreme People’s Assembly, the nation’s rubber-stamp parliament, for voting unanimously to ratify the new law, saying that nuclear weapons represent the “dignity, body, and total might of the state.”

The implementation of rules and regulations pertaining to the national nuclear force policy is a noteworthy development, according to Kim, since it represents our official admission that we have acquired war deterrent as a tool for national defence.

“Our path of bolstering our nuclear force will never come to an end as long as nuclear weapons exist on Earth, imperialism prevails, and the US and its allies continue to engage in anti-North Korean activities.”

Additionally prohibited by the new law is the transfer of nuclear technology to other nations.

It happens as regional concerns over North Korea’s development of nuclear and missile programmes are increasing.
In recent months, Kim has issued a series of aggressive nuclear war threats to the United States and its allies in Asia.
The US has grown more anxious that North Korea may be getting ready to conduct its first underground nuclear test in years at the same time.

The rule, according to Yang Moo-jin, a professor at the University of North Korean Studies in Seoul, shows Pyongyang’s desire to improve ties with China and Russia at a time of heightened international tensions.

 

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