North Korea’s Kim calls for nuclear preparedness against U.S., South Korea – KCNA By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends the 7th expanded plenary meeting of the 8th Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) in Pyongyang, North Korea March 1, 2023 in this photo released by the Korean North Korea’s Central News Age

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has said the country should be ready to carry out nuclear attacks at any time to deter war, accusing the United States and South Korea of ​​expanding military drills joint ventures involving US nuclear assets, state media KCNA said Monday. .

Kim’s remarks came as the isolated country conducted what KCNA called nuclear tactical drills meant to send strong warnings against allies.

During the exercises, a ballistic missile traveled 800 km (497 miles) before hitting a target at an altitude of 800 m (0.5 mile) in the scenario of a tactical nuclear attack, KCNA said.

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