North Korea Passes Law Permitting Preemptive Nuclear Strikes

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North Korea’s parliament, the Supreme People’s Assembly, passed new legislation that officially declares the country a ‘nuclear state,’ according to the country’s state media on September 9. This law cements North Korea’s right to use preemptive nuclear strikes if its leadership is threatened. Kim Jong Un said in the assembly, “The utmost significance of legislating nuclear weapons policy is to draw an irretrievable line so that there can be no bargaining over our nuclear weapons.”