Seoul: Leader Kim Jong-Un has ordered North Korea’s nuclear arsenal to be readied for pre-emptive use at any time, following the UN Security Council’s adoption of tough new sanctions on Pyongyang.
Kim Jong-Un. Pic/KCNA
The North’s nuclear warheads must be deployed “on standby so as to be fired at any moment,” Kim was quoted as saying by the North’s official KCNA news agency yesterday. According to KCNA, Kim made his comments while monitoring the test firing of a high-calibre multiple rocket launcher on Thursday, just hours after the UNSC unanimously adopted the US-drafted resolution penalising the North.
S Korea vows 'stern response'
SEOUL: South Korean President Park Geun-Hye yesterday promised a harsh response to any provocation by DPRK, “If North Korea launches a provocation, we must respond with stern punishment to clearly show the price North Korea has to pay and our determination to protect our nation.”