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Kim Jong Un calls on DPRK to strengthen its nuclear deterrent system

Pyongyang, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) will strengthen its nuclear deterrent system against enemy threats, the General Secretary of the Workers' Party (WPK) and Chair of the State Affairs Committee, Kim Jong Un warned.

The state-run ACNC news agency reported on Saturday that while visiting a company in charge of producing major weaponry on Friday, Kim raised the need to improve the nuclear war deterrent when insecurity context generated by enemies becomes more evident.

“We should unswervingly continue to accelerate significant activities and production to surge our nuclear armed forces a hundredfold faster than ever before,” the leader said.

Kim Jong Un, supreme commander of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) deemed that “the enemies (…) will not dare play with fire after seeing the nuclear combat readiness of our State.”

Likewise, the authority pledged that with the fulfillment of the production plan set by the Central Military Commission of the KPK until 2025, the DPRK’s nuclear forces “will undergo a paramount change occupying a greater strategic position than ever before.”

According to ACNC, Kim Jong Un specified the tasks to be conducted by the national defense sector to successfully carry out the important mission of ensuring the peaceful life and security of the people and safeguarding a stable development environment.

Kim Jong Un was accompanied by Pak Jong Chon, deputy chair of the WPK Central Military Commission, and Jo Chun Ryong, both secretaries of the WPK Central Committee, and Kim Jong Sik, first deputy department head of the WPK Central Committee.

Last weekend, the leader visited several defense industrial enterprises noting that equipping the armed forces with the most sophisticated technologies ensures an independent war industry, strengthens defense economy and makes the country stronger in the face of hostile forces.

By 2024, Kim Jong Un has launched several military trainings and tests of defensive means, sometimes coinciding with US and South Korean naval and air drills that Pyongyang poses serious risk factors for a military confrontation in the area.

On Friday, an ACNC article warned that US and South Korean plans to conduct Ulchi Freedom Shield exercises in August will aggravate the situation in the region and could have “catastrophic consequences.”

The agency denounced those annual exercises, which include strategic nuclear assets and other state-of-the-art military means, as a rehearsal for a nuclear strike against the DPRK.