February 21, 2024

Kim Jong Un stresses ‘exponential’ nuke production at parliamentary session

North Korean Supreme People’s Assembly also adds language on nuclear weapons status to constitution, passes new laws

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un emphasized his priority to “exponentially” grow nuclear weapons stockpiles in the face of “threats” from the U.S. in a speech at a Supreme People’s Assembly (SPA) session this week, according to state media on Thursday. 

Kim said nuclear weapons production would continue indefinitely, blaming Washington for fundamentally opposing North Korea’s governing system and saying he expects the U.S. position to never change, the Rodong Sinmun reported.