Kim Jong Un Announces North Korea Seeking ‘Invincible Military’, Blames U.S. For Tensions

Communist dictator Kim Jong Un says that North Korea is building an “invincible army” to protect itself and accused the United States of causing trouble in the region by treating it as “hostile.”

“The U.S. has frequently signaled it’s not hostile to our state, but there is no action-based evidence to make us believe that they are not hostile,” Kim said on Monday, as reported by the Korean Central News Agency, North Korea’s state-run media. “The U.S. is continuing to create tensions in the region with its wrong judgments and actions.”

The Communist leader pinned any increase in tensions in the Korean Peninsula on the U.S., arguing that it was being aggressive toward his nation. The solution he offered was to ward off any attacks on the nation by creating an “invincible military capability.”

His comments, which occurred in commemoration of the 76th Anniversary of the Workers Party, also included military displays. The displays featured an exhibit of new intercontinental ballistic missiles with a military parade and jets flying over, according to the Associated Press.

Other reports detailed how one of the displayed road intercontinental ballistic missiles would be one of the biggest of its kind. “This missile is a monster,” Melissa Hanham of the Open Nuclear Network said per Reuters.

In his speech at the commemoration, Kim claimed that North Korea’s increasing show of military force and technology was solely for defensive purposes.

“We are not discussing war with anyone, but rather to prevent war itself and to literally increase war deterrence for the protection of national sovereignty,” he said.

Kim took the opportunity to assert that he didn’t expect war with South Korea.

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