Straits Times – 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 communist state claimed yesterday.
Mr Kim Myong Chol, who calls himself executive director of the Centre for Korea-American Peace, said: ‘It’s quite obvious North Korea may have minimum 100 nuclear warheads, maximum 300. They all lock onto American cities.’
Mr Kim was speaking in an interview recorded by Australia’s Channel Nine network.
Asked if North Korea intended to use the weapons if the US did not give in to its demands, he replied: ‘If the US attacks North Korea, North Korea will definitely use those nuclear weapons against the US mainland.’
Would it also use them if an economic embargo was imposed?
‘Yes, definitely,’ he said.
‘North Korea will use those nuclear weapons against the US mainland if America imposes additional economic sanctions on North Korea.’
He claimed that the nuclear technology used to make the missiles had been tested in Pakistan and the weapons had been produced before Pyongyang’s non-proliferation agreement was reached with the US in 1994. # AFP