North Korea: Kim Jong Un warns US-South Korea, also threatens to use nuclear weapons
North Korea's threats against the US and South Korea may increase as the two allies plan to expand their military exercises, which North Korea sees as an exercise in aggression.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has threatened to use his nuclear weapons in potential military conflicts with the US and South Korea. It has also been claimed by Kim that his rivals are pushing the Korean Peninsula to the brink of war. Last week also North Korea threatened both countries.
Kim Jong Un made this remark while addressing the country's veterans on the 69th anniversary of the end of the 1950-53 Korean War. The purpose of his speech is to promote internal unity in the country facing economic difficulties related to the Corona epidemic.
North Korea's threats may increase
However, some observers say North Korea's threats against the US and South Korea may increase as the two allies plan to expand their military exercises, which North Korea sees as an exercise in aggression.
According to the official Korean Central News Agency, Kim Jong Un said in his speech yesterday, "Our armed forces are fully prepared to deal with any crisis and our country's nuclear war capability is also fully prepared."
He accused the US of painting a poor picture of North Korea to justify its hostile policies. He said that the US-South Korea military exercises are a symbol of America's double standard, because it shows North Korea's routine military activities as provocations or threats. Actually, he was talking about North Korea's missile tests.
Kim called South Korea's new president, Yoon Suk-yeol, a fanatic, who has surpassed previous South Korean leaders and said that Yoon's conservative government is being led by hooligans.
South Korea will have to face challenges: North Korea
Earlier last week, North Korea warned that the US and South Korea would face tremendous security challenges if the US and South Korea did not stop their hostile military campaign against it, including joint military exercises. North Korea sees any regular US-South Korean military training as a rehearsal for an attack, although its allies say they have no intention of attacking North Korea.
The US and South Korea are preparing to increase training activities in the summer season after North Korea's missile tests this year.