Posted BY: Billy | NwoReport
North Korea has passed a law allowing it to carry out a preventive nuclear strike and declaring its status as a nuclear-armed state “irreversible”, state media said Friday.
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The announcement comes at a time of crumbling ties between the North and South, with Pyongyang blaming Seoul for the outbreak of Covid-19 in its territory and conducting a record number of weapons tests this year.
The law will allow North Korea to carry out a preventive nuclear strike “automatically” and “immediately to destroy hostile forces,” when a foreign country poses an imminent threat to Pyongyang, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said.
With the newly enacted law, “the status of our country as a nuclear weapons state has become irreversible,” leader Kim Jong Un said, according to KCNA.
Kim in July said his country was “ready to mobilize” its nuclear capability in any war with the United States and the South.