North Korea leader Kim Jong-un has ordered his military to be ready to use nuclear weapons “at any time”, according to state media.
The dictator reportedly said the country should be willing to engage in a nuclear attack on a “pre-emptive basis” amid growing threats from enemies, according to news service KCNA.
Mr Jong-un allegedly made the statements after supervising a practise for new multiple rocket launchers.
Just days ago, North Korea shot a number of short-fire missiles off its east coast, while in January the nation claimed it had successfully tested a hydrogen bomb.
The test was said to relate to what North Korea perceived as a “growing threat’ from the US, although experts were doubtful the bomb was actually a hydrogen bomb.
More to come.