Kim’s rare display of nuclear warheads sends chilling message

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects nuclear warheads at an undisclosed location in this undated still image. – Reuters

WHILE the United States has long demanded North Korea give up its nuclear weapons, the regime’s biggest display of warheads let the world know that Kim Jong Un has no intention of abandoning his atomic arsenal.

North Korea’s propaganda apparatus released photos for the first time in several years of Kim inspecting warheads designed for missiles to strike US allies in Asia and deliver a nuclear bomb to the American mainland. Weapons experts said the images published this week indicate Pyongyang has made progress in miniaturising its warheads, which increases its ability to deliver a nuclear strike.

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