The DPRK will continue to strengthen its self-defense forces to counter hostile forces. This was stated by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who also promised to build an "invincible army" in the face of U.S. hostile policies. He said this during his speech at a military hardware exhibition, the BBC reported Tuesday, Oct. 11.
In his speech at the Self-Defense Expo 2021 in Pyongyang, which featured a variety of military equipment, including tanks, Kim Jong-un called for an increase in military power in the south, and stressed that North Korea does not want to go to war with its neighbor, South Korea.
Kim Jong-un added that the development of weapons was intended for self-defense, not to start a war.
He also accused the U.S. of fomenting tensions between North and South Korea. Kim Jong-un added that there was "no behavioral reason" to make North Korea believe that the U.S. was not hostile.
Recall that on September 15 North Korea test-fired two short-range missiles in the Sea of Japan. The next day North Korea said it had launched a missile from a train. In late September, North Korea launched an unidentified projectile. It is believed to be a ballistic missile.