Kim Tells N. Korea Prepare To Launch Nuclear Attack To Deter War With US-S Korea

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un attends a meeting with US President Donald Trump on the south side of the Military Demarcation Line that divides North and South Korea, in the Joint Security Area (JSA) of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized zone (DMZ) on June 30, 2019. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Monday called for his country to be ready to launch nuclear attacks at any time to deter war – as the U.S. and South Korea conduct joint military drills that Kim says have been expanded to involving American nuclear assets.
  • Kim’s statement is being reported by state media.
  • The remarks came as the isolated country conducted what the news outlet calls exercises Saturday and Sunday to bolsters North Korea’s “war deterrence and nuclear counterattack capability” and to send strong warnings against allies U.S. and South Korea.
  • Kim last week fired a ballistic missile into the sea between South Korea and Japan in hostile opposition the joint military drills