North Korea has enacted a new law that makes its nuclear policy “irreversible” and allows the conducting preemptive strikes if its government or nuclear arsenal is threatened, state media reported today.
The new law, approved the day before during the second plenary session that the Supreme National Assembly has been holding since this week, contemplates an “immediate” nuclear attack if the national command center or its nuclear arsenal are in danger of an attack. , according to details published by the news agency KCNA.
“We will never give up nuclear weapons and there is absolutely no denuclearization, no negotiations, no bargaining chips to negotiate in the process,” the leader said. Kim Jong Un during a speech at the meeting of the legislative body, according to KCNA.
Kim has accused USA of trying to overthrow the North Korean regime by pressuring it through sanctions to abandon its development and nuclear weapons, and described this approach by Washington as “an error of judgment and calculation” that will not have an effect even “in hundreds of years” .
Negotiate on nuclear policy
Pyongyang’s nuclear policy reform is “a legal claim of the current situation” that will serve as a guarantee to strengthen the position as a nuclear state of the North, Kim pointed out, adding that this drift is “of great importance to draw a line so that we can no longer negotiate on our nuclear policy”.
The North Korean leader has said that for there to be any change in his nuclear policy, a cchange in the political and military situation of the Korean peninsula and globally.
North Korea keeps its borders closed since the outbreak of the covid-19 pandemic in early 2020 and has rejected the dialogue offers made since then by Seoul and Washington.
Weapons modernization plan
Last year, the North Korean regime approved a five-year plan of weapons modernization that has brought about twenty launches of projectiles this year and that seems to be behind the preparations for a new nuclear test detected by satellite images during this year.
If it took place, it would be Pyongyang’s first atomic test in five years and that, according to South Korean and American intelligence, has been ready for months to be carried out.