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North Korea phases ‘tactical nuclear assault’ drill

North Korea conducts a simulated "tactical nuclear attack" drill on September 2, 2023

North Korean chief Kim Jong Un inspects the Pukjung Machine Advanced and a serious munitions manufacturing unit in an undisclosed location in North Korea on this image launched by North Korea’s Korean Central Information Company (KCNA) and obtained by Reuters on September 3, 2023. KCNA through REUTERS

SEOUL — North Korea carried out a simulated “tactical nuclear assault” drill on Saturday, September 2, that included two long-range cruise missiles, state media reported Sunday, as chief Kim Jong Un inspected shipbuilding and munitions factories.

The KCNA information company mentioned the drill was carried out early on Saturday to “warn enemies” that the nation could be ready in case of nuclear conflict as Pyongyang once more vowed to bolster army deterrence towards Washington and Seoul.

The 2 cruise missiles carrying mock nuclear warheads have been fired towards the West Sea of the peninsula and flew 1,500 kilometers (930 miles) at a preset altitude of 150 meters.

READ: North Korea conducts missile launch into sea after US bomber drills

A separate assertion mentioned Kim visited Pukjung Machine Advanced, which produces marine engines, and a serious munitions manufacturing unit to emphasize the significance of strengthening Pyongyang’s naval forces.

“He affirmed {that a} future plenary assembly of the Central Committee of the WPK (Employee’s Occasion of Korea) would set forth an vital modernization of the complicated and the event route of the shipbuilding business,” the KCNA assertion mentioned.

The assertion didn’t specify the date of his go to.

READ: US holds drills with allies off Korean peninsula, Pyongyang vows to bolster navy

The newest missile take a look at got here simply after the joint annual summertime workouts between South Korea and the USA, often known as Ulchi Freedom Defend, got here to a detailed on Thursday after an 11-day run, that includes air drills with B-1B bombers.

North Korea has been stepping up its army deterrence towards Washington and Seoul and has criticized final month’s summit settlement between the 2 on bettering army cooperations.

A KCNA assertion on August 21 mentioned Kim lately visited a navy fleet stationed on the east coast to supervise a take a look at of strategic cruise missiles aboard a warship, and pressured the ship would preserve putting energy for fight conditions.

READ: North Korea’s Kim orders making extra missiles forward of South Korea, US drills

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