Experts have expressed grave concern over the arsenal that emerged recently during the celebration of the 76th anniversary of the North’s Workers’ Party.
During the show, weapons that the country’s leader Kim Jong-un said he needed to defend his country against “enemy America,” and Michael Green of the Center for Strategic and International Studies says that what was displayed “is a lot of lethal force,” according to CNN. .
“We’ve never seen anything like this before,” said Gordon Chang, author of “Nuclear Confrontation.”
North Korea displayed what it claims is a hypersonic missile, with a detachable warhead, which was first tested last month.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks to officials next to displayed weapons and military vehicles, including an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), at the Defense Development Fair, in Pyongyang, North Korea, October 12, 2021.
Weapon Experts say the hypersonic missile, with a detachable warhead, shown during the show is an extremely difficult missile to shoot down, and one of the world’s largest intercontinental ballistic missiles, and may be able to carry multiple warheads, Which raises the fear of analysts and experts.
State media reported that the North Korean leader vowed to build an “indomitable army” to counter US policies.
Kim Jong-un added that the weapons development was for self-defense and not for starting a war, according to the Korean Central News Agency, KCNA.
Kim made the remarks at a distinguished military exhibition while surrounded by a variety of large missiles.