North Korea in nuclear declaration
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.”