Kim Repeatedly Signals North Korea Could 'Preemptively' Use Nuclear Weapons

Posted on AllSides May 1st, 2022
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un suggested multiple times this week that his government could "preemptively" use nuclear weapons in response to threats, state media revealed Saturday.

Korean Central News Agency reported that at some point after a major military parade in Pyongyang on Monday, Kim met with the commanding officers of the Korean People's Army at the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) Central Committee building "to encourage them."

According to the state news agency, the nation's leader noted that "in the present world, where a force clashes with the other fiercely and...

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