December 05, 2023

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

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates. (Updated at 4:34 p.m. KST on Jan. 1, 2023 with ROK government statements)

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.