North Korea to 'bolster nuclear weapons programme' to go toe to toe with US

North Korea is determined to build a “nuclear war deterrent” to match the US, a terrifying report shows.

A 5,500-word report published by the North Korean Foreign Ministry has outlined their plan to ‘combat American aggressions’, report NKNews.

The report was published ahead of the 70 year anniversary of the Korean War.

Yesterday it was reported North Korea warned a new war between it and South Korea may lead the communist nation’s leader Kim Jong-un to order a nuclear strike against the US.

In its statement, North Korea said it had missiles and nuclear weapons “which are capable of mercilessly punishing those who dare to raise a hand to the DPRK”.

The message continued: “This year, the US military is deploying all sorts of military manoeuvres in South Korea and in the areas adjacent to it.

“The main purpose of which is the movement and deployment of the American armed forces on the Korean peninsula from abroad and from the mainland and the quick delivery of an attack on the DPRK.”

It comes amid reports of Kim Jong-un saying he has no interest in maintaining a good relationship with US president Donald Trump.

North Korea to 'bolster nuclear weapons programme' to go toe to toe with US

The regime has announced it sees no improvement in relations and says US policies prove Trump’s administration remains a long-term threat to the secretive state and its people.

North Korea is also suspected of building more nuclear warheads at a secret uranium facility south of Pyongyang, adding to concerns there will not be peace on the peninsula any time soon.

The North rubbished talk of denuclearisation on the peninsula as “nonsensical” and has vowed to continue expanding its arsenal.

North Korea to 'bolster nuclear weapons programme' to go toe to toe with US

The state also vowed to drop 12 million propaganda leaflets through balloons this week in South Korea.

In the last few weeks, the US and North Korea have been engulfed in a war of words.

The regime’s Foreign Minister, Ri Son Gwon, made statement carried by state news agency KCNA in which he slammed a “hypocritical empty promise” made by Trump at the historic first summit two years ago.

However, earlier this week US President Donald Trump praised Kim Jong-un in front of the friends and family of Otto Warmbier – who died after being imprisoned in North Korea.


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