Kim Jong UN: nuclear weapons will provide the DPRK a life without war

North Korean leader Kim Jong UN said that the forces of military and strategic deterrence of the DPRK as a country possessing nuclear weapons will forever ensure her peaceful existence and national security, reports the North Korean Central news Agency (KCNA).

Kim Jong-UN made this statement in his congratulatory speech at the 6th national gathering of veterans, held Monday in honor of the 67th anniversary of the end of the Korean war 1950-53.

According to the leader of North Korea, fierce battle with the enemy continues from the time of the Korean war and "pressure from the imperialists" have only increased. To protect the country from external threats, the DPRK will never cease "to hone the most powerful national defense capabilities", which forces other countries can't compete, he said.

"Thanks to our reliable and effective deterrent force on this earth will be no more war, and our national security and the future will be firmly guaranteed forever," said Kim Jong-UN.

The first gathering of war veterans of the DPRK held in 1993, on the 40th anniversary of the end of the war. The other four took place in 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2018. The last time Kim Jong-UN spoke at the event with a speech in 2015.

As noted by South Korean media, this year the event is rather aimed at strengthening the internal unity in the face of economic consequences of the pandemic coronavirus and sanctions.

KCNA also reported that in the center of Pyongyang in honor of the anniversary of the end of the war was arranged fireworks, and many people came to see him.

The Korean war ended only with the signing of the 27 July 1953 armistice agreement between the DPRK and fought under the UN flag by U.S. troops that technically left South and North Korea at war.