The deputy spokesman for the UN Secretary General, Farhan Haq, has assured Thursday that the United Nations is against the rhetoric of North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un, on the use of nuclear weapons, after he warned that his country was “prepared” to use them as a deterrent.
Asked at a press conference about Pyongyang’s threat of possible confrontations with the United States and South Korea, Haq expressed the UN’s rejection of the use of “this type of deadly weapons.”
“Yes, we are against any rhetoric involving the use of such deadly weapons and, of course, we continue to call for the resumption of negotiations on the peaceful denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula,” the spokesman for the UN Secretary General has wielded.
Kim Jong Un assured early Thursday that North Korea is prepared to mobilize “fully and quickly” the nuclear deterrent force and for any military confrontation with the United States or neighboring South Korea.
“We have weapons capable and fully ready to respond to all crises and we are in a position to fully and swiftly mobilize our own forces with precision for our country’s nuclear deterrence,” Kim stressed at an event in the North Korean capital for the 69th anniversary of the Korean War (1950-1953) armistice or truce, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported.
The North Korean leader has warned South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol for his comments on a “preemptive strike” in the face of North Korea’s ballistic provocations.
Regarding the United States, Kim has assured that his country is “fully ready to respond to all military confrontations with the United States.”