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Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks on national defense, socialist construction, in new year

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In a New Year address, Korean leader Kim Jong Un talked about the need to develop the industries and agriculture of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and stated, “Let us launch a revolutionary general offensive to achieve fresh victory on all fronts of building a powerful socialist country!”

Kim Jong Un also spoke about national defense, saying, “The test of a super-powerful thermo-nuclear weapon was conducted together with the tests of various type nukes delivery means, successfully attaining with flying colors our general ambition and strategic goal. Eventually, the Republic came to possess a powerful and reliable war deterrent, irreversible with any force.

“The United States can never fight a war against me and our state. It should properly know that the whole territory of the U.S. is within the range of our nuclear strike and a nuclear button is always on the desk of my office and this is just a reality, not a threat.”

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