Kim held a meeting with the Labor Party’s Central Military Commission after Pyongyang “faced with increasing military exercises from rival countries,” North Korea’s official news agency, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), reported.
It was reported that Kim discussed his country’s preparations for war with the members of the Commission and said that they should increase their nuclear capacity.
In recent weeks, it has been emphasized that the increasing military exercises of the USA and South Korea in response to North Korea’s weapons tests have become a vicious circle, raising tensions.
On the other hand, it was stated that the North described all these as invasion rehearsals and discussed the development of defense capacity and the completion of war preparations to counter the joint exercises of Seoul and its allies.
It was noted that the current situation in the Korean Peninsula was discussed at the meeting “in the midst of the increasing preparations for the attack by the American imperialists and the treacherous puppets of South Korea”.
Pyongyang does not answer Seoul’s communication calls for 4 days
The South Korean government reported that North Korea did not respond to regular calls made through the cross-border liaison and military hotline for 4 days.
“North Korea seems to have cut the daily line of communication unilaterally as it has not answered routine calls since April 7,” the South Korean Ministry of Unification said in a statement. statement was included.
South Korea held a drill with the US, including the B-52H.
South Korea and the United States held joint air exercises last week, including the B-52H strategic bomber, arguing that efforts to strengthen deterrence against North Korea’s growing threats continue.
In the statement made by the Ministry of Defense of South Korea, it was reported that the South Korean Air Force’s F-35A stealth fighter planes and the US F-35B and F-16 fighter planes took part in the joint air exercises.
North Korea simulated nuclear attack
North Korea announced on March 22 that it was holding a nuclear counterattack exercise. It was stated that the exercise consists of three parts, which are the management of the nuclear attack control system, the transition to the nuclear counterattack state and the launch of the ballistic missile carrying the nuclear warhead model.
South Korea and Japan announced on March 19 that North Korea conducted a ballistic missile test in the direction of the Sea of Japan (East Sea). The trial was conducted during the “Liberty Shield” exercise, which the South Korean and US armies started on March 14 and ended on March 23.
In 2022, North Korea launched more than 90 intercontinental ballistic missiles, reaching the highest number of missiles fired in a year, despite a series of sanctions from the United Nations, the United States, the European Union and neighboring countries.
North Korea last simulated a nuclear attack on South Korea on March 24 and announced that it had tested an unmanned underwater vehicle that could “create a radioactive tsunami”.