attacked, his country would respond with nuclear weapons and engage in
a “sacred war,” Cuban state media reported.
If North Korea is attacked by U.S. and South Korean forces, “we will
respond with a sacred war based on the strength of our nuclear
deterrent forces,” Kwon said.
“Our government will make an effort
towards the denuclearization of the peninsula and the establishment of
a system of lasting peace based on the principle of the reunification
of both Koreas,” Kwon said, according to Prensa Latina.
Korea on July 24 threatened a “powerful nuclear deterrence” in response
to joint U.S.-South Korean naval exercises then taking place.
Korea was prepared for a “retaliatory sacred war,” North Korea’s
National Defense Commission (NDC) said in a statement carried then by
the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).