The deputy spokesman for the UN Secretary General, Farhan Haq, assured on Thursday that the United Nations is against the rhetoric of the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, on the use of nuclear weapons, after he warned of that his country was “prepared” to use them as a deterrent.
Asked at a press conference about Pyongyang’s threat in the face of possible confrontations with the United States and South Korea, Haq expressed the rejection of the UN to the use of “this type of deadly weapons”.
“Yes, we are against any rhetoric that implies the use of these types of deadly weapons and, of course, we continue to call for the resumption of negotiations on the peaceful denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula”, said the spokesman for the Secretary General of the United Nations.
Kim Jong-un assured early Thursday that North Korea is preparing to “fully and quickly” mobilize the deterrent nuclear force and for any military confrontation with the United States or neighboring South Korea.
“We have capable and fully ready weapons to respond to all crises and we are in a position to fully and quickly precisely mobilize our own forces with a vocation for our country’s nuclear deterrence,” Kim stressed at an event held in the North Korean capital by the 69th anniversary of the armistice or truce of the Korean War (1950-1953), reported the South Korean agency Yonhap.
The North Korean leader has warned South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol for his comments about a “preemptive strike” in the face of North Korean ballistic provocations. Regarding the United States, Kim assured that his country is “fully ready to respond to all military confrontations with the United States.”
CHALLENGE AND THREAT
North Korea defied the United States and announced that it was ready for any military conflict and threatened neighboring South Korea with “annihilation” in the face of any attempt to overthrow the regime led by Kim Jong-un.
“Our armed forces are fully prepared to respond to any crisis, and our nation’s nuclear deterrence is also ready to reliably, accurately and quickly mobilize its absolute strength,” Kim said Wednesday night in a speech marking the celebration. of Victory Day.
The North Korean dictator also charged during his speech against South Korea and its president, Yoon Suk-yeol, who since his arrival in office on May 10 has adopted a harder line against the neighboring country and its recent weapons tests.
Pyongyang said any attempt by Seoul to preemptively incapacitate the country would be met with a “harsh” response, including “annihilation,” accusing the territory of supporting the United States’ “hostile policy” toward it.
South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol insisted that North Korea is prepared to carry out a new nuclear test at any time.
(With information from Europe Press)