North Korea claimed a successful test of its new ‘radioactive tsunami’ weapon early Friday as Kim Jung Un vowed to plunge the US and South Korea “into despair”.
The weapon is reportedly a nuclear-capable underwater drone, which can create tidal waves aimed at destroying ports and naval strike groups.
Analysts were not convinced by the new weapon. poses a real immediate threatbut underscores North Korea’s commitment to continuing nuclear threats against its enemies.
Military tensions between the countries appear to be rising, as North Korean weapons tests and US and South Korean military exercises have intensified in the past year.
This latest weapons test follows reports that the US military plans to deploy aircraft carriers and other assets in waters off the Korean Peninsula.
The North Korean Central News Agency, run by the North Korean state, said the tests were an effort to alert the United States and South Korea to the possibility of a “nuclear crisis” as they continue their “drills.” intentional, persistent and provocative warfare”.
KCN said the tests were overseen by North Korean leader Kim Jung Un, who was pleased with the results and plans for further demonstrations and implied continued nuclear tests.
Kim “expressed his willingness to drive the US imperialists and the puppet (South) Korean regime into despair,” adding that they “are bound to lose more than they gain” from their military exercises, KCN reported.
North Korea is coming off a year of unprecedented nuclear tests, with more than 70 missiles fired in 2022.
with cable news services