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North Korea’s growing nuclear hoard and Kim’s chilling ‘first-use’ doctrine to wage war

North Korea has been building a vast store of nuclear weapons for decades and is believed to have sufficient technologies to create six to seven such devices each year.

North Korea this week fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) mere hours before South Korea and Japan’s leaders were due to meet for landmark talks. The missile, confirmed by both South Korea and Japan’s government offices, flew around 1,000km (620 miles) and landed in Japanese waters. Images by North Korea showed Kim Jong-un watching the operations on Thursday alongside his daughter, the 10-year-old Kim Ju-ae, who is reportedly being readied to one day take over from her father. The display was the third time since Sunday that missiles had been launched by Pyongyang.

Source of data and images: daily-express

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