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Pyongyang will respond to nuclear weapons with nuclear weapons insisted the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
As reported by the radio station Voice of Korea on Thursday, March 16, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said that he would respond to nuclear weapons with nuclear weapons. He made the statement after Pyongyang officials launched a Hwaseong-17 intercontinental ballistic missile earlier on Thursday.
“Kim Jong-un once again recalled the stern statement … that nuclear weapons will be answered with nuclear weapons, and open confrontation with open confrontation”, the station’s message said.
They added that the DPRK leader also stressed that “the readiness of the strategic armed forces for a rapid response should be strictly maintained in order to be fully prepared for armed conflicts and war of any form”.
Earlier, the DPRK announced that it successfully tested the Hwaseong-17 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on March 16. Citing the South Korean military, the South Korean agency Yonhap, reported that North Korea launched a ballistic missile towards the Sea of Japan.
The launch was also confirmed by the maritime security service of Japan. The Japanese defence ministry noted that no damage to shipping and aviation was recorded in the area where the missile fell, as reported by gazeta.ru. A video of the missile’s flight was recorded by the pilot of a Japanese F-15 fighter and posted on the Telegram channel of Intel Republic.
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