Kim Jong Un, the leader of North Korea, has promised to create more stronger weapons.1 min read
North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un, pledged on Monday to create more stronger weapons, days after the nation launched its first intercontinental ballistic missile in more than four years. The Hwasong-17 aircraft from North Korea soared to a maximum height of 6,248 kilometers (3,880 miles) before landing between the Korean Peninsula and Japan. North Korea may fire more missiles or perhaps test a nuclear item in the near future, according to the statement, as it seeks to update its arsenal and boost pressure on the Biden administration while nuclear dialogue remains stuck. “Only when one is armed with fearsome striking capabilities, overwhelming military force that no one can stop can one avert a conflict, ensure the country’s security, and contain and bring under control all threats and blackmails by imperialists,” Kim said, according to KCNA. The Hwasong-17 is the North’s longest-range weapon and the world’s largest road-mobile ballistic missile system, according to some assessments. Given that the North currently has single-warhead ICBMs that could target much of the United States, the missile’s size implies it will carry multiple nuclear warheads. According to some analysts, Kim might launch another ICBM, a satellite-carrying rocket, or a nuclear test very soon. Since 2019, US-led diplomacy aimed at persuading North Korea to denuclearize in exchange for economic and political rewards has mostly stagnated.