North Korea explains what will make it use nukes — Analysis

South Korea will suffer a “terrible disaster” if it violates even an inch of the North, a top official has warned

Pyongyang’s nuclear forces would have no other choice, but to respond if the South decides to attack the country, Kim Yo Jong, sister, and key adviser to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, has said.

It was her second warning in three days, following Seoul’s claim that it could carry out a preemptive a strike against its neighbor.

“In case South Korea adopts military confrontation against us, our nuclear combat forces are inevitably obliged to carry out its mission,”According to KCNA, she spoke as quoted by the state news agency.

Seoul will “suffer a terrible disaster unimaginable by far, if its army violates even an inch of our land,”Kim also added.

“It is not a threat,”This is not a complete explanation on how Pyongyang would respond to this hypothetical. “reckless” actions by its neighbor, the member of North Korea’s State Affairs Commission pointed out.

She was referring to last week’s statements by South Korean defense minister Suh Wook, who mentioned the possibility of a preemptive strike against Pyongyang. Seoul can “accurately and swiftly strike any targets”He insisted on having high-precision weapons in North.

“Preemptive strike on a nuclear state is a wild dream,” Kim insisted.

North Korea issues warning

She already responded to the South Korean defense minister’s claims on Sunday, calling him a “confrontation maniac”Pyongyang has promised that it will strike major Seoul targets in the case of “dangerous military action”By the South. Kim increased the rhetoric by adding nukes.

Unlike Pyongyang, Seoul doesn’t possess nuclear weapons, but is a major ally of the US and is armed with state-of-the-art American military hardware.

The heated exchange follows a series a weapons tests by North Korea this year, which, according to analysts in Seoul and Washington, were aimed at creating a new nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) system, dubbed the ‘monster missile’.

The latest major test took place in February, with Seoul responding to it by test-firing multiple missiles and showcasing its F-35 jets in a training exercise.Pyongyang isn’t going to attack Seoul first, Kim insisted, pointing out that the North was against war between the sides as it would be disastrous for “the whole of the Korean nation.”

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