North Korean Ambassador: We Have Nuclear Missiles

Ahn Young Joon/AP Photo
Ahn Young Joon/AP Photo

North Korean Ambassador to Britain Hyun Hak Bong says his country has “nuclear missiles” and they will use them against the U.S. should the U.S. ever attack North Korea.

According to the National Post, Hyun made these comments during an interview “with British broadcaster Sky News.” In the interview, Hyun was asked if his country presently has the ability to launch the missiles and he responded, “Any time, any time, yes. If the United States strike us we should strike back.”

But Hyun stressed that North Korea would never fire the missiles for aggressive or offensive purposes. Rather, he said the missiles are there to be used in retaliations to an unprovoked attack against North Korea.

Hyun’s exact words: “We are a peace loving-people, you know. We don’t want war but we are not afraid of war. This is our policy of the government.”

The U.S. has long believed North Korea possessed rudimentary nuclear bombs. Yet there is really no proof to substantiate Hyun’s claim that the North Koreans have developed technology sufficiently advanced to build “the miniaturize[d] warheads…[that] can be placed on missiles.”

North Korea has been engaged in a game of words with the West for some time, but their warnings toward South Korea have gone a step further, including artillery.

Breitbart News previously reported that on December 19, 2013, North Korea sent South Korea a fax in which they warned they would “strike mercilessly without notice” if protests against North Korean policies were allowed to take place again in Seoul. Just months later, on April 29, 2014, North Korea “conducted a live fire drill” near the disputed maritime border with South Korea.

BBC News reported this was actually the second time North Korea had conducted such a drill within a single month.

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