‘North Korea has 100 nuclear missiles aimed at US’
SYDNEY: North Korea has at least 100 nuclear missiles aimed at the United States and will use them if new economic sanctions are imposed against it, a propagandist for the Stalinist state claimed Sunday.
Kim Myong Chol, who styles himself executive director of the Centre for Korea-American Peace, told Australia’s Channel Nine network: “It’s quite obvious North Korea may have minimum 100 nuclear warheads, maximum 300.”
“They all lock onto American cities.” Kim, who rejoices in the title “unofficial spokesman for North Korea”, was speaking in an interview recorded overseas, although it was unclear where.
He claimed the nuclear technology used to produce the missiles had been tested in Pakistan and the weapons had been made before Pyongyang’s non-proliferation agreement with the administration of former US president Bill Clinton in 1994.
They did not therefore breach international agreements, he maintained. Told that Pakistan had denied the claim it was implicated — which he has made previously — he said: “Of course they must deny that.”.”
Kim was asked if North Korea intended to use the weapons if the United States did not give in to its diplomatic and economic demands.
“If the US attacks North Korea, North Korea will definitely use those nuclear weapons against the US mainland,” he replied.
Would it also use them if an economic embargo was imposed? “Yes, definitely,” he said. —AFP