Friday, 4 March 2016

Kim Jong Un Orders His Army Chief To Prepare Nuclear Weapons In Readiness For Attack On Enemy Countries

(FILE) An undated file picture made available by North's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (C) guiding a joint drill of military units at an undisclosed location in North Korea. North Korea's nuclear weapons should be ready for use at 'any moment,' leader Kim Jong-un said, according to state media on 04 March 2016. The order came after the United Nations (UN) imposed its strongest sanctions yet on Pyongyang, in response to a nuclear test carried out by North Korea in January. While attending a rocket test on 03 March 2016, Kim said the military should also be ready to carry out pre-emptive attacks, North Korea's state media reported. Kim stressed 'the need to get the nuclear warheads deployed for national defense always on standby so as to be fired any moment,' he was reported as saying. Communist North Korea's nuclear and military activity this year has heightened tensions on the peninsula and brought international condemnation. It carried out a nuclear test on 06 January 2016, a long-range rocket launch on 07 February 2016, and fired a series of projectiles into the sea off its eastern coast on 03 March 2016.

Kim Jong-un has ordered the North Korean military to prepare its nuclear weapons to be used “at any time”. In a chilling revealation, the dictator told army chiefs to be ready to launch immediate attacks on enemy countries whenever the mood takes him.

Paranoid Kim claimed the move comes amid growing threats from North Korea’s enemies forcing him to adopt “pre-emptive attack” mode. North Korea previously threatened attacks on its enemies, including South Korea and the US.

(FILE) An undated handout picture released by North Korean newspaper of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, Rodong Sinmun, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (L) observing a firing drill by a women's artillery unit in the North's southeastern border province of Kangwon, North Korea. North Korea's nuclear weapons should be ready for use at 'any moment,' leader Kim Jong-un said, according to state media on 04 March 2016. The order came after the United Nations (UN) imposed its strongest sanctions yet on Pyongyang, in response to a nuclear test carried out by North Korea in January. While attending a rocket test on 03 March 2016, Kim said the military should also be ready to carry out pre-emptive attacks, North Korea's state media reported. Kim stressed 'the need to get the nuclear warheads deployed for national defense always on standby so as to be fired any moment,' he was reported as saying. Communist North Korea's nuclear and military activity this year has heightened tensions on the peninsula and brought international condemnation. It carried out a nuclear test on 06 January 2016, a long-range rocket launch on 07 February 2016, and fired a series of projectiles into the sea off its eastern coast on 03 March 2016.

Kim made the comments as he supervised military exercises involving newly developed rocket launchers. State-run KCNA news agency did not mention the date of the drills but said the new weapons had South Korea within range.

Yesterday South Korea's defence ministry said the North launched several projectiles off its coast into the sea, up to 90 miles away - an apparent response to the U.N. sanctions.


Kim replied, saying North Korea must "bolster up (its) nuclear force both in quality and quantity" and stressed "the need to get the nuclear warheads deployed for national defence always on standby so as to be fired any moment.