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Nuclear button is on my desk, entire US is within range: Kim Jong-un

Kim said it is imperative to lower military tensions on the Korean peninsula and improve ties with the South, adding the path to dialogue was open

Reuters  |  Seoul 

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said on Monday that the United States will never be able to start a war against North Korea now that his country has developed the capability to hit all of the US mainland with its nuclear weapons. “The entire United States is within range of our nuclear weapons, and a nuclear button is always on my desk. This is reality, not a threat,” Kim said during a televised New Year’s Day speech. “This year we should focus on mass producing nuclear warheads and ballistic missiles for operational deployment,” Kim said. ...

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First Published: Mon, January 01 2018. 09:02 IST
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