May 26, 2024

Kim Jong Un vows to ‘exponentially’ increase nuke production to counter US, ROK

North Korean leader previews ‘new’ ICBM development, spy satellite launch plans in 2023 as major party meeting ends

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he will “exponentially increase” nuclear weapon production in 2023 to counter perceived threats from the U.S. and South Korea, according to state media on Sunday.

Speaking on the last day of a six-day party plenary meeting (plenum), Kim said “another new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) system” with “rapid nuclear counterattack ability” is under development, likely referring to a missile using a solid-fuel engine tested in December.

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