North Korea will try to increase its nuclear arsenal to improve its second-strike capability to respond to the US and South Korea. Experts estimate that North Korea has no more than 50 nuclear weapons and that if it is attacked first, it will be unable to defend itself. Pyongyang intends to attempt to acquire more than a hundred nuclear weapons.
North Korea will continue its nuclear testing next year also against America and South Korea. Also, if there is a nuclear attack on North Korea, it will be able to retaliate with nuclear weapons.
Experts gave this information on Wednesday. Professor Jun Bong-geun, emeritus of the official Korea National Diplomatic Academy (KNDA), held a briefing on the prospects for international relations for the next year. He emphasized that North Korea ‘has adopted the most aggressive nuclear stance.’
What does the atomic theory say?
Jun said the nuclear doctrine is that ‘If you attack me, I will retaliate with my nuclear weapons, so if you attack me you will die anyway.’ However, North Korea is limited to only 50 nuclear weapons and will not have the ability to retaliate if it is attacked first. Pyongyang will try to increase the number of its nuclear weapons to more than 100 in the shortest possible time, he said.
Choi Woo-son, a professor at the KNDA, echoed Jun’s views, saying North Korea could carry out provocations at any time next year, although this would be “limited” under the extended US deterrence, Yonhap news agency reported. will be.
Cooperation between Russia and North Korea
On growing military cooperation between Russia and North Korea, Jun noted the possibility of Moscow transferring weapons related to intercontinental ballistic missiles. At the very least, Russia will stop at nothing to ignore its responsibility as a permanent member of the UN Security Council and as a nuclear state under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
In October, the US government said that North Korea had sent more than 1,000 containers of military equipment and weapons to Russia. This happened after North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and Russian President Vladimir Putin met at the Russian spaceport Vostochny Cosmodrome. Let us tell you that concerns have increased regarding a possible arms deal between the two countries in September.