North Korea has vowed to continue testing its ballistic missiles and nuclear warheads, reports the BBC.
The renewed commitment comes amid mounting international pressure from the United States and China over the rogue nation’s weapons program.
“We’ll be conducting more missile tests on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis,” said Vice Foreign Minister Han Song-Ryol. He warned that an ‘all out war’ would result if the United States chose to attack North Korea over its nuclear ambitions.
Tensions in the Korean peninsula have reached a boiling point as the United States sends a navy ‘armada’ to the region. The US Air Force has also conducted massive air drills over Japan to demonstrate its commitment to a nuclear-free North Korea.
To show the United States his military might, dictator Kim Jong Un attempted a ballistic missile launch on Sunday as Vice President Mike Pence was in South Korea.
The launch was a failure, however, exploding moments after take-off.
North Korea claims that it is the United States, not Kim Jong Un, that is acting ‘aggressively’ in the region. Speaking to the UN on Monday, North Korea’s ambassador blamed America for “disturbing global peace and stability and insisting on [a] gangster-like logic.” source