North Korea said Wednesday that it’s considering resuming nuclear and missile tests, citing a “hostile” United States.
As reported by The Hill, the country had previously self-imposed a moratorium on nuclear tests and long-range missiles.
Kim Jong Un led a meeting to “discuss and decide immediate work and important policy issues of the [Workers’ Party of Korea] and the state.
The second half of the meeting focused on North Korea’s relationship with the U.S., with North Korea accusing the U.S. of “recklessly faulting for no reason the DPRK’s legitimate exercise of sovereignty.”
The Party claimed that the U.S. has threatened North Korea’s security by shipping strategic weapons into South Korea.
The meeting report stated that “hostile policy and military threat by the U.S. have reached a danger line that can not be overlooked any more despite our sincere efforts for maintaining the general tide for relaxation of tension in the Korean peninsula since the DPRK-U.S. summit in Singapore.”
The Political Bureau of the Party Central Committee unanimously decided during the meeting to prepare for “a long-term confrontation with the U.S. imperialism.”