North Korea has tested its new underwater nuclear weapons it claimed could create super-scale radioactive tsunamis.
The official Korean Central News Agency on Friday reported that the regime has carried out three days of weapons testing in Pyongyang.
The testing was overseen by dictatorial leader Kim Jong-un, with the weapon acting as a nuclear attack drone.
“The mission of the underwater nuclear strategic weapon is to stealthily infiltrate into operational waters and make a super-scale radioactive tsunami through underwater explosion to destroy naval striker groups and major operational ports of the enemy,” the report wrote.
“This nuclear underwater attack drone can be deployed at any coast and port or towed by a surface ship for operation.”
Photos released by the news agency showed Kim Jong-un smiling as the weapon was launched.
North Korea said the drone’s creation could be blamed on the United States for threatening its state security with its “persistent military provocations to aggravate the situation”.
Kim Jong-un said the situation required them to make its army “gird themselves for an all-out war” and “bolster up its nuclear force”.
He said he wanted the US and South Korea to “plunge into despair”, as the two countries have continued to strengthen their alliance.
It comes a day after the two allies completed their largest joint military exercise in almost six years.
Operating the exercises in Korean airspace, US and South Korean jets flew alongside each other to improve strategic capabilities.
Troops then fired ammunition in drills near the border of North Korea.
Despite the enhanced military cooperation between the two countries, the White House said it had no hostile intent towards Pyongyang.
“We have made clear we have no hostile intent toward the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) and seek serious and sustained diplomacy to address the full range of issues of concern to both countries and the region,” a White House National Security Council spokesperson said in February.
“We reject the notion that our joint exercises with partners in the region serve as any sort of provocation.”
The White House official, however, said the US will work closely with allies and partners to “ensure peace and stability” in the region.
“At the same time, we will continue to work with allies and partners to fully enforce UN Security Council resolutions that reflect the will of the international community and to limit the DPRK’s ability to advance its unlawful weapons programs and threaten regional stability,” the spokesperson said.
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