North Korean has miniaturised nuclear warheads so they can be fitted on ballistic missiles, says Kim Jong Un
- Announcement came after weeks of threats from the secretive state
- Jong Un says it places a ‘firmer guarantee for eternal future’ of North Korea
- The secretive state conducted its fourth nuclear test in January
Jong Un said it would ‘provide a firmer guarantee for the eternal future of Kim Il Sung’s nation and Kim Jong Il’s Korea’.
He described the miniaturized weapons as a ‘true nuclear deterrent’ during a tour of a research facility in the secretive state.
The announcement, made by North Korean news agency KCNA, came after weeks of escalating threats.
KCNA reported: ‘The nuclear warheads have been standardized to be fit for ballistic missiles by miniaturising them, he noted, adding this can be called true nuclear deterrent.’
Apparently, Jong Un also noted ‘with great satisfaction that Koreans can do anything if they have a will’.
North Korea conducted its fourth nuclear test in January and claimed it was a successful hydrogen bomb test, which was disputed by many experts and the governments of South Korea and the United States.
Jong Un’s tour of the research facility came as South Korean and U.S. troops carried out a large-scale military exercises in an annual test of their defences against North Korea.
Seoul said the exercises would be the largest
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