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North Korea passes law authorising nuclear strikes as form of defence

North Korea passes law regarding Nuclear Strikes: North Korea has approved a law that gives it the authority to launch a nuclear attack in advance. With the recently passed law, North Korea’s status as a nuclear weapons state has become irreversible. North Korea, this year tested a record number of weapons, including an intercontinental ballistic missile.

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North Korea passes law regarding Nuclear Strikes: Key Points

  • According to the law, among other things, the North may use nuclear weapons in the event of a nuclear or non-nuclear attack by hostile forces against the state’s leadership and the command structure of its nuclear forces.
  • Since 2019, discussions on sanctions relief and what Pyongyang would be ready to give up in exchange have stalled nuclear negotiations and diplomacy between Washington and Pyongyang.

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  • Supreme leader of North Korea: Kim Jong-un
  • President of South Korea: Yoon Suk-yeol
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