North Korea Vows to "Automatically and Immediately" Launch Nuclear Weapons if Kim Jong Un Killed
North Korea promised to “automatically and immediately” launch its nuclear weapons if the country’s leader, Kim Jong Un is killed or incapacitated in an attack, according to a new law.
The legislation, which swiftly passed the country’s parliament, also grants the country’s leaders authority to use nuclear weapons in a pre-emptive strike if the administration feels an attack by foreign powers is imminent.
“The nuclear posture of the [Democratic People’s Republic of Korea] is guaranteed by the reliable, effective and matured nuclear deterrence, defensive and responsible nuclear forces policy and flexible and purposeful strategy for using nuclear weapon capable of actively coping with any existing and developing nuclear threats in future,” the law reads.
Source: New York Post