September 28, 2022

Kim Jong Un says those who challenge North Korea’s nukes will ‘pay dearly’

DPRK leader defends ‘permanent’ nuclear war deterrent at Korean War veterans conference

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hailed his nuclear program in a speech on Monday and warned Pyongyang's foes that they would “pay dearly” if they challenge the country's right to a nuclear deterrent, state media reported.

In a lengthy speech at the Sixth National Conference of War Veterans marking the 67th anniversary of the Korean Armistice Agreement, Kim said nuclear arms provided the DPRK with a permanent security guarantee, echoing remarks at the start of the new year on the country’s intentions to maintain the program in the face of perceived U.S. threats.