North Korea has officially secured the status of a nuclear power and passed a law that enshrines the right of the DPRK to a nuclear strike in the event of a threat to the country’s security, reports on Friday, September 9, the South Korean agency Yonhap.
“In the event that the command and control system of national nuclear forces is under the threat of attack by hostile forces, a nuclear strike will be automatically launched immediately to destroy them (including the source of provocation and command), in accordance with a predetermined plan of operation,” one of the provisions of the doctrine adopted in the DPRK.
It is also indicated that an automatic nuclear strike will follow in the event of an attack on the head of the DPRK, Kim Jong-un, in whose sole power is the entire nuclear arsenal of the country.
The Supreme People’s Assembly of the DPRK of the 14th convocation adopted an 11-point decree “Policy on Nuclear Weapons”, which specifies the purpose of nuclear weapons, the composition of nuclear forces, command and control over them, conditions for use, mobilization and other aspects, the Gazeta.ru specified. Ru”.
According to Kim Jong-un, the mission of nuclear energy in that it “is the main potential of national defense, serves to protect national sovereignty, territorial integrity and the safety of people’s lives from external military threats, aggression and attacks.” Its mission is “to force the hostile forces to recognize that a military confrontation with North Korea will lead to destruction, to renounce aggression and the intention to attack.”
North Korea has the right to possess nuclear weapons for self-defense after withdrawing from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), diplomats from the DPRK permanent mission to the UN said in August. This is how they responded to the accusations made against the country that Pyongyang has nuclear weapons.
On August 1, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken announced that North Korea was preparing to conduct its seventh nuclear test. He called the country’s nuclear program illegal.
Prior to this, on June 24, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un pointed out the need to build up the country’s defense potential in order to resist outside interference.
Pyongyang announced its withdrawal from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) in 1993. The state finally withdrew from it in January 2003. In September 2017, North Korea announced the successful explosion of a hydrogen charge, after which it announced the completion of the development of atomic weapons, declaring itself a nuclear power.