Pyongyang, January 5 (KCNA) -- Countries have become earnest recently in their moves to bolster a strategic nuclear force to cope with the U.S. nuclear threats.
On Dec. 22 last year, Russian President Putin called for increasing
military potentials of strategic nuclear force and securing missile
attack capabilities enough to reliably cope with any missile defence
system at present and in the future so as to contain the U.S. nuclear
threat to Russia.
The Chinese Huan Qui Shibao in a commentary on Dec. 23 noted that
China has already become the first strategic rival of the U.S. and that
most of its pressure has transferred to China step by step, adding that
the table can be turned only when China's power of strategic nuclear
threat becomes enough to overwhelm the U.S. It stressed that if the U.S.
aircraft carrier becomes a stage for attacking China, that has to be
made to certainly face the fate of sinking.
This proves that those countries regard the bolstering of strategic
nuclear force as an issue vital to protecting their independent
development and peace from the U.S. increased nuclear threat and
Today the global instability and the danger of nuclear war increase
day by day due to the U.S. reckless nuclear arms buildup and
modernization moves. To cope with this, nuclear weapons states are
increasing their own strategic nuclear force in quality and quantity.
Typically, the U.S. is furthering the role of the components of its
nuclear force in its NATO military strategy. About 200 U.S. nuclear
bombs are already deployed in Turkey, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands
and Italy and 310 carriers are on standby.
Russia is updating triad strategic nuclear weapons system, an
expression of its intent to maintain its position as a power and an
exercise of its strategic power to contain NATO.
According to 2016 Moscow review of Russia's armed forces, launching
devices that have already been put on an alert amount to 99 percent in
missile units of Russia and over 96 percent of them are on constant
standby for launch at a moment's notice.
A total of 41 new-type ballistic missiles have been put into
commission, making the percentage of the modern weaponry of nuclear
triad reach 60.
Russia claims in 2017 three units equipped with modern weapons will
additionally be deployed in Russia's nuclear missile units and the air
force will be provided with five modern strategic bombers.
China is putting spurs to developing update strategic nuclear
missiles including Dongfeng-41, reaffirming its stand never to make a
concession in such issues as building nuclear threat.
Such countries boasting of vast territory, big population and
immense economic potentials have made it a top priority for state
development and security to bolster their own nuclear forces.
It is quite natural for the DPRK, a country that has constantly been
exposed to direct nuclear threat from the U.S., to bolster a nuclear
The nuclear threat to the DPRK by the U.S. is so immense incomparable with that exposed to big power around it.
For more than half a century the U.S. has continued nuclear threat
and blackmail against the DPRK, putting the biggest political and
military pressure, applying the harshest sanctions and resorting to
desperate moves to stifle it.
To cope with this, the DPRK carried out its first H-bomb test and
conducted test-fire of various attack means and succeeded in explosion
test of nuclear warhead. The preparations for the test-fire of
inter-continental ballistic missile have reached the final phase. These
signal achievements in the field of strategic nuclear force clearly
prove that the DPRK has now possessed of powerful strategic nuclear
attack means capable of responding to any form of war to be imposed by
It is quite just for the DPRK to have had access and bolstered
nuclear deterrence for self-defence in the face of the U.S. reckless
hostile moves and open nuclear threat.
Building strategic nuclear force to ensure one's own security and
maintaining balance of force will remain core interests of countries in
the future, too. -0-