North Korea in nu­clear dec­la­ra­tion

Sunday Sun - - News -

NORTH Korea leader Kim Jong Un has vowed to com­plete his nu­clear weapons pro­gramme in the face of strong sanc­tions.

The con­tro­ver­sial leader in­spected a pow­er­ful new mis­sile be­fore it was fired over Ja­pan this week.

It trav­elled 3,700km (2,300 miles) be­fore land­ing into the north­ern Pa­cific Ocean. It was the coun­try’s long­est-ever test flight of a bal­lis­tic mis­sile.

Mr Kim also said the coun­try, de­spite “lim­it­less” in­ter­na­tional sanc­tions, has nearly com­pleted the build­ing of its nu­clear weapons force and called for “all-state ef­forts” to reach the goal and ob­tain a “ca­pac­ity for nu­clear coun­ter­at­tack the US can­not cope with.”

“As recog­nised by the whole world, we have made all these achieve­ments de­spite the UN sanc­tions that have lasted for decades,” the agency quoted Mr Kim as say­ing.

Mr Kim said the fi­nal goal is to “is to es­tab­lish the equi­lib­rium of real force with the US and make the US rulers dare not talk about mil­i­tary op­tion.”

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