North Korea passes constitutional amendment to enshrine policy on nuclear weapon development
By 28 September 2023
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North Korea has adopted a constitutional amendment to enshrine its policy on nuclear force, state media reported on [28 September], as the country's leader pledged to accelerate production of nuclear weapons to deter what he called U.S. provocations. The Supreme People's Assembly unanimously adopted the revision that states North Korea "develops highly nuclear weapons to ensure" its "rights to existence" and to "deter war", news agency KCNA reported, after the conclusion on [27 September] of a two day-meeting of the North's rubber-stamp parliament. [...] The amendment comes a year after North Korea officially enshrined in law the right to use preemptive nuclear strikes to protect itself, a move [North Korean leader Kim Jong Un] had said would make its nuclear status "irreversible".
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