North Korea’s “ultimate goal” is to have the most powerful nuclear force in the world. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said this at a ceremony celebrating the launch of a new intercontinental missile, during which his young daughter appeared in public for the second time.
According to state media, Kim stressed that the purpose of developing a nuclear force is to “reliably protect the dignity and sovereignty of the state and the people.” It is “the greatest and most important revolutionary cause, and its he ultimate goal is to possess the strongest strategic force in the world, the sheer force that is unmatched in the century,” he said.
The situation on the Korean peninsula is currently very tense. Nuclear-armed North Korea has conducted a series of missile tests in recent weeks.