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North Korea to Focus on Cutting-Edge Weapon Development

Sputnik News

12:01 13.02.2015(updated 12:05 13.02.2015)

The decision was made during a meeting of the Central Committee's Political Bureau of the Workers' Party of Korea to celebrate the 70th anniversary of its founding and of the liberation of the Korean peninsula of Japanese colonial rule.

North Korea's ruling party adopted a resolution calling for the country to progress more on developing modern precise weapons, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reports.

The decision was made during a meeting of the Central Committee's Political Bureau of the Workers' Party of Korea to celebrate the 70th anniversary of its founding and of the liberation of the Korean peninsula of Japanese colonial rule.

The country's leader Kim Jon Un attended the session, according to KCNA.

North Korea will 'manufacture larger numbers of powerful, cutting-edge military hardware of its own style that are of high precision, light, unmanned and intelligent' in order to enhance its readiness for modern warfare, the resolution said.

Pyongyang started to test its nuclear weapons in 2006. In February 2013, the country tested its most powerful weapon yet. In 2012, the North successfully sent a long-range rocket into orbit. The West is concerned that the country now has the ability to miniaturize nuclear warheads for its medium-range missiles.

The resolution also underscored that it is important to 'step up the work of arming all the people and fortifying the whole country on a high level' to win the confrontation with the United States.

It also declared a campaign to establish conditions for 'independent reunification' with South Korea and broaden diplomatic ties.

'We will resolutely frustrate the anti-DPRK war moves and nuclear and human rights rackets by the U.S. imperialists and the South Korean puppets,' the resolution added. 'We will also develop foreign relations in a multilateral and proactive way, and strengthen international solidarity with our revolution.'

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