North Korea's Kim calls for nuclear preparedness against US, South Korea: Report

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North Korea's Kim calls for nuclear preparedness against US, South Korea: Report

SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called for the country to stand ready to conduct nuclear attacks at any time to deter war, accusing the US and South Korea of expanding joint military drills involving American nuclear assets, state media KCNA said on Monday (Mar 20).

Kim's remarks came as the isolated country conducted what KCNA called exercises aimed at bolstering its "war deterrence and nuclear counterattack capability" on Saturday and Sunday to send strong warnings against the allies.

In the exercises, a ballistic missile equipped with a mock nuclear warhead flew 800km before hitting a target at the altitude of 800m under the scenario of a tactical nuclear attack, KCNA said.

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