By Jack Kim and James Pearson | March 15, 2016
SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said his country would soon test a nuclear warhead and ballistic missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads, North Korea’s KCNA news agency reported on Tuesday, in what would be a direct violation of U.N. resolutions that have the backing of Pyongyang’s chief ally, China.
Kim made the comments as he supervised what KCNA said was a successful simulated test of atmospheric re-entry of a ballistic missile that measured the “thermodynamic structural stability of newly developed heat-resisting materials”.
“Declaring that a nuclear warhead explosion test and a test-fire of several kinds of ballistic rockets able to carry nuclear warheads will be conducted in a short time to further enhance the reliance of nuclear attack capability, he (Kim) instructed the relevant section to make prearrangement for them to the last detail,” the agency said.
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The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is a dirt-poor nation, yet one which keeps squandering scarce resources on a huge military. Well, if the DPRK decides to conduct yet another nuclear test shot, it will be wasting its scarce weapons-grade fissile material by blowing up yet another hole in the ground; if the only fat guy in North Korea orders a missile test, that’ll be one less missile in his arsenal if the Korean War ever resumes. That can only be a good thing! Instead of giving this attention whore what he wants, we ought to just ignore him, and let him waste time and money and resources.
So, President Kim, fire away!