PYONGYANG, (Xinhua) — The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has turned into “a powerful nuclear weapons state ready to detonate self-reliant A-bomb and H-bomb to reliably defend its sovereignty and the dignity of the nation,” the official KCNA news agency reported Thursday, quoting the country’s top leader Kim Jong Un.
Kim made the remarks while inspecting a remodeled revolutionary site.
Kim said the DPRK has become a nuclear weapons country thanks to “the historic gun report” made by late leader Kim Il Sung at the Phyongchon revolutionary site, thus making the site “a native place of Songun (military-first) arms,” the report said.
The DPRK has said its pursuit of nuclear weapons is an outcome of the U.S. hostile policy toward it.
SEOUL, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) — The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has yet to reach a technology to fit nuclear warheads atop ballistic missiles,South Korea‘s Defense Ministry said Monday.
Deputy defense ministry spokesman Col. Na Seung-yong told a press briefing that the DPRK is estimated to have reached a considerable level in technology of miniaturizing nuclear warheads.Full story
SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) — South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Wednesday urged the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to abandon its “infeasible” policy line of simultaneous development of nuclear program and economy and push ahead with the policy of opening and reform.
“Now, North Korea (DPRK) should come to the path of a genuine development through opening and reform by staying away from the infeasible line of simultaneous nuclear and economic development,” Park said during her keynote speech at the Seoul Defense Dialogue that opened here Wednesday.Full story
SEOUL, July 14 (Xinhua) — Top South Korean policymaker in charge of inter-Korean relations said Tuesday that the nuclear deal sealed between Iran and six world powers would have a pressuring effect on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea ( DPRK)’s nuclear program.
“The conclusion on the negotiations would have a pressuring effect on DPRK,” Unification Minister Hong Yong-pyo told foreign correspondents in Seoul.Full story