US Department of Defense spokesman General Pat Ryder said his country is also working closely with its allies in preparation for a possible nuclear test, and Yonhap news agency quoted Ryder as saying, “The United States is watching North Korea closely in anticipation of a possible nuclear test.” region, and therefore we continue to monitor it closely.”
North Korea earlier confirmed that the possession of nuclear weapons would forever remain a “blatant and indelible reality” after UN Secretary-General Antonio Guerres called Pyongyang’s nuclear program a “clear and present danger” to the DPRK. peace.
North Korea condemned statements made last Thursday by Guterres during a Security Council meeting regarding its nuclear program, in which he said: “This brings geopolitical risks and tensions to new negotiating horizons.”
North Korea has been under United Nations sanctions since 2006 because of its nuclear programs and ballistic missiles. North Korea has recently increased its missile and military capability and conducted a record number of ballistic missile tests last year.