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Kim Jong-un touts ‘invincible’ North Korean forces at Pyongyang weapons exhibit, condemns hostile US policies and war games with Seoul – RT World News

North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un bragged about his country’s “invincible” army at large arms exhibition, slammed Washington for hypocritically speaking about peace while digging a rift between Pyongyang and Seoul.

Speaking at the Defense Development Expo-2021 Self-Defense Event in Pyongyang on Monday, Kim said a “A new era of strengthening the national defense force”, saying that the army would serve as “invincible” line of defense, state media reported.

“Today’s great exhibition … is a demonstration of national power as important as a full-scale military parade” Kim reportedly said, adding that without the military, Pyongyang would be “Constrained by external military threats” and could not “Protect the very existence of the state and its people”.

Turning to the United States, Kim said Washington continues to make false promises of peace, but remains a threat and has only increased “Regional tensions” with “Bad judgments and actions”.

“What is clear is that the political instability on the Korean Peninsula cannot be easily resolved due to its origin in the United States,” Kim said, saying the United States has helped drive a wedge between the two Koreas.

The United States has often signaled in recent years that it is not hostile to our country, but there is nothing to suggest it. I am very curious who is stupid enough to believe their words – that the United States is not hostile to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

Kim noted that Pyongyang faces a “Military danger” than it did 10, five, or even three years ago, indicating ever-growing ties between Washington and Seoul, including regular arms sales and joint exercises that effectively simulate an invasion of the north.

“Recently, with the strong support of the United States, South Korea is attempting to renew the combat power of its army by obtaining stealthy joint strike fighters, high altitude unmanned reconnaissance planes and a wide range of weapons. ‘advanced weapons,’ he added. he said.

Speaking of peace, cooperation, and prosperity in the past … you can see the nature of the various military exercises that the United States and South Korea frequently hold.

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However, taking a more conciliatory tone later in his speech, Kim also said that as long as Seoul does not attempt to threaten the north or its sovereignty, “I can assure you that there will be no tensions on the Korean Peninsula.” He added that he is not trying to “war of words” with the south, do not wish to repeat “horrible story” of armed conflict between fellow Koreans and insisted that Seoul “Is not a target for our armed forces. “

A number of major weapon systems were on display at Monday’s exhibition in the capital, including long-range missiles, mobile artillery units and aircraft, some of which performed a colorful flyby during the event.

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