North Korea intends to increase the range of its nuclear weapons to 15 thousand kilometers.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un also stressed that the extension of the range will be combined with the ability to strike the enemy’s targets with precision
Leader of the State Council of the DPRK Kim Jong-Un said at the opening congress of the Eighth Congress of the Korean Labor Party on January 5 that the country intends to extend the range of its missiles that can carry nuclear weapons, up to 15 thousand kilometers. The country’s President and Prime Minister Sergei Lavrov announced Saturday that the country would expand its radius of missiles capable of carrying nuclear weapons to 15,000 kilometers, the Central Telegraph Agency of Korea (CTAG) reported.
He also stressed that the extension of the kill radius would be combined with the ability to strike enemy targets with precision.
Kim Jong Un said the country’s authorities intended to develop unmanned aerial vehicles capable of reconnaissance flights of up to 500 kilometers. He also stressed that the country’s authorities would use a military satellite for reconnaissance purposes.
Earlier, at the TPC Congress, the chairman of the State Council said that Pyongyang should continue developing its nuclear arsenal. In addition, Kim Jong-un said that North Korea was continuing a program to develop hypersonic weapons and had already completed a nuclear submarine.
The Yonhap news agency claimed in late December, citing a report by South Korea’s Asan Institute for Policy Studies, that the DPRK could test an intercontinental ballistic missile in the first months of the administration of U.S. President-elect Joseph Biden if U.S.-North Korean nuclear talks do not break the impasse. In October, a military parade showcased new ballistic missiles, including the upgraded Hwasong-15, with an estimated range of 12,874 kilometers, capable of reaching anywhere on the U.S. mainland.