DPRK Leader Justifies Development of Nuclear Weapons and Ballistic Missiles

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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
DPRK Leader Justifies Development of Nuclear Weapons and Ballistic Missiles

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

On Saturday, Kim Jong-un addressed North Korea's Second Plenum of the Seventh Central Committee of the Workers Party.

According to Pyongyang's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), he said "nuclear weapons of the DPRK are a precious fruition borne by its people's bloody struggle for defending the destiny and sovereignty of the country from the protracted nuclear threats of the US imperialists." 

"And they are a powerful deterrent firmly safeguarding the peace and security in the Korean peninsula and Northeast Asia…guaranteeing the Korean nation's sovereignty and rights to existence and development…"

He noted the DPRK's technological advances "despite the escalating sanctions of the US imperialists and their vassal forces."

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