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North Korea says it will boost nuclear warhead production ‘exponentially’, as another missile fired

ABC News 1 Jan 2023, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has vowed to increase the production of nuclear warheads “exponentially” and build a more powerful intercontinental ballistic missile, state media reports, signalling deepening animosities with the United States, South Korea and others.

Key points:

  • Kim Jong Un said his country would be “doubling down” on building military power
  • He said this was in response to the “dangerous military moves” of the US and “other hostile forces”
  • His statement came hours after North Korea fired another ballistic missile on Sunday

Mr Kim’s statement at a key ruling party meeting was released hours after North Korea fired a ballistic missile toward its eastern waters, entering 2023 with another weapons test following a record number of missile firings last year…………………………………………………………….. more

January 1, 2023 - Posted by | North Korea, weapons and war

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