WPK solemnly declares its immutable will to react to enemy’s nuke and full-frontal confrontation in kind

November 19, 2022

General Secretary Kim Jong Un guides test fire of new-type ICBM of DPRK’s strategic forces

The DPRK strategic forces test-fired a new-type ICBM on November 18 amid the strict implementation of the top-priority defence-building strategy of the Workers’ Party of Korea and the DPRK government on steadily bolstering up the most powerful and absolute nuclear deterrent.

The test fire was conducted under the intolerable condition that the reckless military confrontational moves of the US and other hostile forces persistently driving the military and political situation on the Korean peninsula to the red line have gone beyond the limit and hypocritical and brigandish sophisms have been justified even in the UN arena to brand the right of a sovereign state to self-defence as provocation in every way.

Kim Jong Un, general secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea and president of the State Affairs of the DPRK, guided the test fire on the spot.

Jo Yong Won, Ri Il Hwan, Jon Hyon Chol, Ri Chung Gil, Kim Jong Sik and other senior officials of the WPK Central Committee watched the test fire in the presence of the General Secretary.

Kim Jong Un was greeted on the spot by Colonel General Jang Chang Ha, leading officials in the defence scientific research sector and commanding officers of the Red Flag Company.

The test fire was aimed at checking the reliability of the weapon system and its operation.

The new-type ICBM Hwasongpho-17, launched at Pyongyang International Airport, travelled up to a maximum altitude of 6 040.9 km and flew a distance of 999.2 km for 4 135s before accurately landing on the preset area in open waters of the East Sea of Korea.

The test fire clearly proved the reliability of the new major strategic weapon system to be representative of the DPRK’s strategic forces and its powerful combat performance as the strongest strategic weapon in the world.

Encouraging the successful test fire, Kim Jong Un said he came to confirm once again that the nuclear forces of the DPRK have secured another reliable and maximum capacity to contain any nuclear threat.

The recent dangerous situation in which the US and other hostile forces’ military threats get ever more undisguised around the DPRK more urgently requires it to substantially accelerate the bolstering of its overwhelming nuclear deterrent, he pointed out.

Stressing the need to show more clear action under the present situation in order to make the US, south Korea and other vassal forces be aware that the military counteractions against the DPRK lead to their self-destruction and they have to reconsider a wise choice to improve their security environment, Kim Jong Un said that our Party and government should clearly demonstrate their strongest will to retaliate the hysteric aggression war drills by the enemies seeking to destroy peace and stability in the Korean peninsula and the region. Then he stated that the more the US imperialists make a military bluffing in the Korean peninsula and its surrounding area while being engrossed in “strengthened offer of extended deterrent” to their allies and war exercises, the more offensive the DPRK’s military counteraction will be.

He solemnly declared that if the enemies continue to pose threats to the DPRK, frequently introducing nuclear strike means, our Party and government will resolutely react to nukes with nuclear weapons and to head-on confrontation with all-out confrontation.

Referring once again to our Party’s defence-building strategy for steadily bolstering up the nuclear strategic weapons, he urged the defence scientific research sector to put more vigorous spurs to the development of Juche-based strategic weapons of a Korean style and the ICBM units and all the units for the operation of tactical nukes to intensify their training with high vigilance so as to perfectly discharge their important strategic duty in any situation and at any moment.

All officials and scientists in the sector of the defence science and combatants of the strategic nuclear weapons units vowed to absolutely worship and remain intensely loyal to Kim Jong Un who came out to the site for the historic major strategic weapon test fire, a crucial milestone in bolstering up the nuclear forces of the DPRK, together with his beloved daughter and wife, to personally guide the whole course of the test fire and warmly encourage them and showed the road of eternal victory, giving greater strength and courage in the dynamic advance for bolstering up the state nuclear strategic forces. And they hardened their determination to accelerate the buildup of the DPRK’s powerful strategic forces in the future, too, and seize more tightly the nuclear weapons to defend the Party and the revolution, the country and the people forever.


KCNA

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