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Pyongyang: we need nuclear weapons to contain the US

Washington does not want to negotiate with Pyongyang and acts from a position of strength, so North Korea must have a nuclear weapon, which is a deterrent in this case, the country's Foreign Ministry said in a statement. He writes about it Rossiyskaya Gazeta.

Pyongyang: we need nuclear weapons to contain the US

"The DPRK nuclear weapon is a defensive deterrent to countering the US nuclear threat and the threat of military aggression, which we are constantly experiencing," the statement said.

The Office stresses that "the United States is preparing for war against the Juche Country, for which they intend to deploy THAAD anti-missile systems on the territory of neighboring South Korea."

Pyongyang also blamed Washington for its reluctance to negotiate on the nuclear issue: "The US sabotage all attempts to organize consultations, putting forward impossible preconditions."

In addition, the Foreign Ministry pointed out that "Washington does not have the right to criticize Pyongyang for strengthening military capabilities in self-defense."

“The time for negotiations has already been lost,” the ministry noted. “Only one thing remains - to increase our own military power, since there is no trust in the United States,” and it is not expected even in the distant future.
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  1. oleg-gr
    oleg-gr 1 June 2015 12: 52
    Americans are afraid of nuclear weapons. And the democrats are keeping quiet.
    1. Sid.74
      Sid.74 1 June 2015 13: 05
      But what a fuss in Syria, oh, not good for it.
      According to reports in Syrian social networks, elements of ISIS arrived in the area of ​​the village of al-Kibar, where the Syrian nuclear reactor was located, and began excavations. The reactor was destroyed during an Israeli 6 raid on September 2007.

      The population reports that suspicious metal barrels are lying around the collapse of the reactor and fears of possible radioactive contamination of the surroundings.

      Residents report that the target of the ISIS excavation is unknown. Residents also reported that cases of mutations of vegetables and fruits were recorded in the area, and a sudden drying of the grass.

      Al-Kibar was captured by Syrian rebels in 2013 year. A year later, the rebels were knocked out of the ISIS.

      Unfortunately there is no other more reliable source of information.
    2. NEXUS
      NEXUS 1 June 2015 13: 25
      Quote: oleg-gr
      Americans are afraid of nuclear weapons. And the democrats are keeping quiet.

      So even though the US presidential administration smokes crap and eats tons of "wild animals", the prospect of a nuclear mushroom on the territory of their continent is perceived somehow without much enthusiasm. Therefore, with their democracy they climb exclusively to "nuclear-free" states.
  2. Khagysh
    Khagysh 1 June 2015 12: 54
    There is only one thing left - to build up our own military power, since there is no confidence in the USA ”and is not expected even in the distant future.
    The Koreans would not have a bomb, it would be what is happening now in Iraq.
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  4. 1 June 2015 12: 59
    Koreans in this regard, well done, do not lick from the arrogant Saxons, like the whole geyropa!
  5. svetoruss
    svetoruss 1 June 2015 13: 00
    “The time for negotiations has already been lost,” the ministry said. “There is only one thing left - to build up our own military power, since there is no confidence in the USA” and is not expected even in the long term
    I subscribe to every word, because for Russia this is also true ...
  6. Baloo
    Baloo 1 June 2015 13: 01
    And they are right!
  7. lis-ik
    lis-ik 1 June 2015 13: 02
    A small fragment of the USSR in this "crappy" world!
    1. atalef
      atalef 1 June 2015 13: 56
      Quote: lis-ik
      A small fragment of the USSR in this "crappy" world!

      Do you want to live in S. Korea?
      1. Pissarro
        Pissarro 1 June 2015 14: 11
        And what do you know about North Korea besides what you were told from a zombie creature with the right sauce? smile
        Personally, I did not see much horror there, an ordinary poor country with working people, the only thing that catches your eye, the lack of advertising on the streets.
        And what mattresses do not believe is right. Believing them is disastrous
        1. clidon
          clidon 1 June 2015 22: 44
          Was a personal working guide posted?
          1. Pissarro
            Pissarro 1 June 2015 22: 57
            two. Always give out two smile
      2. Talgat
        Talgat 2 June 2015 00: 36
        Quote: atalef
        Quote: lis-ik
        A small fragment of the USSR in this "crappy" world!

        Do you want to live in S. Korea?

        The strongest argument of the West is a low standard of living in the DPRK

        Yes, you are right, respected (as I understand it) representative of the West atalef

        The DPRK made a blockade and isolated from the world economy and it has not bowed its head to you - and you still rule the world

        The DPRK chose "their" Juche "and I even respect them for that - they chose freedom instead of slavery for gingerbread - in general they did not sell themselves to" bourgeois for a barrel of jam "

        But even in the conditions of the blockade - they do not starve - and there is medicine and education and social services - in general, this is not Africa and not even Brazilian "favelas" where there are no toilets, sewers, or electricity - Koreans may live poorly, but not in savagery like many "western integrated colonies"

        And soon they will heal better; t, China is gaining momentum and 10-15 years and everything will change
        1. clidon
          clidon 2 June 2015 05: 16
          The DPRK chose "their" Juche "and I even respect them for that - they chose freedom instead of slavery for gingerbread - in general they did not sell themselves to" bourgeois for a barrel of jam "

          Was there an election? )

          Blockade by China and Russia?
    2. clidon
      clidon 1 June 2015 22: 45
      With Korea, this is by no means a fragment of the USSR. Is that according to external attributes there is a similarity - a lot of copied.
  8. kote119
    kote119 1 June 2015 13: 06
    persistent people, deserve, if not admiration, then definitely respect
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  10. ssn18
    ssn18 1 June 2015 13: 09
    The DPRK announced the creation of nuclear weapons in mid-2005 and conducted the first underground test of a nuclear bomb with an estimated power of about 1 kiloton on October 9, 2006 (apparently an explosion with incomplete energy release) and a second power of about 12 kilotons on May 25, 2009. In May 2012, officially proclaimed itself a nuclear power, introducing appropriate amendments to the Constitution.

    In view of the DPRK's secrecy, information on nuclear potential and means of delivery is extremely scarce. Although previously flashed info about the possibility to finish off to the United States, but practically this is not confirmed.
  11. rf xnumx
    rf xnumx 1 June 2015 13: 10
    Juchen in the White House! The whole world would say thank you
    1. Tutu
      Tutu 1 June 2015 14: 00
      Yes thank you! laughing laughing laughing
  12. Roman 1977
    Roman 1977 1 June 2015 13: 14
    The production capacity of the North Korean missile industry allows the production of up to eight long-range ballistic missiles (operational-tactical purposes) "Hwaseong-5" and "Hwaseong-6" per month.
    The creation of missile forces in the DPRK began in the 1960-ies. with the delivery of the USSR tactical missile systems 2K6 "Luna" with unguided short-range orbital-launched ballistic missiles - namely, 3Р8 (FROG-3 according to the conventional classification adopted by NATO) and 3Р10 (FROG-5) on the basis of the emergency forces, XNUMXPXNUMX (FROG-XNUMX).

    Then, in 1969, the delivery of a longer-range 9K52 Luna-M tactical missile system with a 9M21 unguided ballistic missile (R-65, R-70, according to NATO classification - FROG-7) with a high-explosive warhead followed. In the DPRK, chemical warheads were created for the Luna and Luna-M missiles.

    However, in the 1970-s. the range (respectively, to 45 and 65-70 km) and the low accuracy of firing of these complexes ceased to arrange the command of the KPA.
    In this regard, it was decided to purchase an operational tactical missile system 9K72 with a controlled ballistic missile 8K14 (Р-17, according to NATO classification - SS-1C or Scud-B), which has a range of 300 km. However, for some reason, the USSR did not sell it, so the North Koreans bought 9K72 complexes with ammunition (high-explosive missiles) from Egypt, whose president, Anwar Sadat, began to slowly trade Soviet weapons ...
    Acquisition in 1976 — 1981 The North Koreans of the 9K72 complexes were of great importance for them in deploying the production of their own ballistic missiles, based on 8K14. DPRK specialists dismantled the 8K14 rocket and constructed their own after thorough study of it, somewhat increasing the launch range (to 330 km) by reducing the mass of the warhead. The first North Korean tactical ballistic missile based on the Soviet 8К14, known as "Hwason-5" (Hwaseon - in Korean Mars), was successfully tested in 1984, launched first in experimental, and in 1987 in serial production and adopted by the KPA. For the Hwason-5 rocket, in addition to the high-explosive, chemical and bacteriological combat units were developed.

    The DPRK supplied the Hwaseong-5 missiles to Iran (where they received the name Shahab-1) and, moreover, provided technological assistance to Egypt in launching the production of its Scud-B variant.
    1. Roman 1977
      Roman 1977 1 June 2015 13: 24
      Inspired by the success of the Hwason 5, the North Koreans set about creating a new, one and a half times more long-range (with a radius of 500 km by reducing the mass of the warhead and increasing the fuel and oxidizer stock by lengthening the product) of the tactical missile Hwason 6 (in the West, it was called Scud-C or Scud-PIP, product improvement program - "advanced production program").

      Tests "Hwason-6" were carried out in 1990, and the rocket, in addition to entering the KPA, was also supplied to Iran, as well as Syria. Moreover, Iran has acquired the technology of their production under the national name "Shahab-2".

      According to some experts, by the middle of 1990's. the Hwaseong-6 missiles were allegedly completely replaced by the Hwaseon-5 troops and Egypt’s 8К14 sent for storage.
      A further development of operational-tactical missiles of the Hvason family was a rocket, which in the West was given the code name Scud-ER (ER - extended range, “extended range”). Scud-ER has a launch range of 750 — 800 km, 1,5 — 1,6 times as many as Hvason-6, and 2,5 — 2,7 times more than the original Soviet 8-14. This was achieved not only by reducing the mass of the warhead compared to Hwason-6, but also by using a slightly lower maximum thrust of the rocket engine than the 8-14, followed by gradual throttling of thrust to the march level, which provided a more economical expenditure fuel. The development of Scud-ER was completed in 2003 with its adoption and launch into the series. A public demonstration of the new missiles took place at the parade in honor of the 75 anniversary of the KPA 25 on April 2007.

      Together with the one-stage tactical missiles of the Scud type, the DPRK mastered the production of self-propelled launchers for them, copying the standard 9P117М launcher of the Soviet operational-tactical missile system 9K72 (on the four-axle heavy vehicle of the MAZ-543 high-terrain vehicle).

      1. Roman 1977
        Roman 1977 1 June 2015 13: 27
        In addition to operational-tactical, the DPRK began to develop its own tactical ballistic missiles of the earth-to-earth class. The Soviet controlled ballistic missile 9М79 tactical missile system 9K79 "Point" was taken as a basis. Syria helped the North Koreans with the delivery of the complex in 1996, which received such missiles from the USSR in 1983. Syria also sent military personnel to the DPRK to help the North Koreans study the “Point”. The purpose of creating a new missile system was the replacement of obsolete Luna and Luna-M complexes with unguided rockets. The North Koreans managed to create their own version of KN-9 based on 79М02, with a range of 110 — 120 km (some experts give 140), which corresponds to the Soviet tactical missile 9М79М1 of the improved Tochka-U complex. Tests of the KN-02 took place in 2004 — 2007, and in 2007, the new missile system was adopted by the KPA. The self-propelled KN-02 launcher on the chassis of a high-performance three-axle vehicle was created on its own, based on the chassis of the Romanian truck (6X6) DAC, but unlike the launchers of the Tochka and U tactical missile systems, it is not floating .

        The total number of non-strategic KPA missile systems to 2010 was estimated as follows: 24 launchers of Luna and Luna-M tactical missile systems, 30 - KN-02 and more 30 - operational-tactical type Scud (9-72, "Hwason-XNUM "," Hwason-5 "and Scud-ER with a common ammunition over 6 missiles; some sources give an indicator of 200 missiles, there is also information about 400" Hwaseon-180 "and more 5" Hwaseon-700 ").
        The next stage in the development of long-range ballistic missiles was the development of the DPRK's production of strategic ballistic missiles Tepkhodon and Nodon.
        The first in the Tepkhodon family was the two-stage Tephodon-1 (also known in Western sources as TD-1, Scud Mod.E and Scud-X), calculated on the average 2000 range — 2200 km, which is comparable to the Soviet ballistic TX medium-range missiles P-12 and its Chinese counterpart "Dunfen-3", entered service, respectively, in 1958 and 1971.

        The second rocket of this family, “Tepkhodon-2” (also known as TD-2, possible North Korean “Hwaseon-2” and “Moxon-2”; Moxon is Jupiter in Korean) is already intercontinental. Its range in a two-stage version is estimated at 6400 — 7000 km, in a three-stage version (sometimes called “Tephodon-3”) —8000 — 15 000 km.
        1. Roman 1977
          Roman 1977 1 June 2015 13: 29
          A significant disadvantage of the Tepkodon-1 and Tepkhodon-2 missiles, which determine their vulnerability from the preemptive strikes of the enemy, is that they are launched from stationary ground launch complexes, including the launch pad and the service mast. Refueling and oxidizing fuel of these missiles is carried out immediately before launch and takes a long time.
          Single-stage, liquid medium range ballistic missiles, "Rodong-A" and "Nodong-B" are deployed to the self-propelled ground units, the first of which is modeled on the launcher 9P117M operational-tactical missile system 9K72 chassis chetyrehosnogo heavy car-terrain MAZ-543, but with lengthening due to an additional fifth axis (as a result, the wheel formula 10x10 was obtained), and the second - modeled on the launcher of the Soviet strategic medium-range missile system RSD- 10 "Pioneer" on the chassis of a six-axle heavy car all-terrain MAZ-547. Perhaps the production technology of these launchers or sets of parts and assemblies for their assembly (which most likely) was supplied by the DPRK to Belarus.
          For the first time, American reconnaissance artificial satellites of the Earth discovered the Tepkodon-1 and Tepkhodon-2 missiles in 1994. There are no reliable data on their operational deployment in the troops. Some experts believe that the KPA for 2010 had Tepehodon-1 missiles in quantities from 10 to 25 — 30 pieces.
          The “Nodon-A” rocket (also known as “Nodon-1”, “Rodon-1” and Scud-D), like the Hwason and Tephodon missiles, is based on the same 8-14. The firing range of the Nodon-A is 1350 — 1600 km, which is enough to hit targets in the allied US Far Eastern states, from Tokyo to Taipei. The increase in the start-up range, which required an increase in the fuel supply, was achieved by increasing the length and diameter of the hull. Placing the Nodon-A on a highly mobile chassis (speed on the highway to 70 km / h, power reserve 550 km) allowed this rocket complex to be concealed and durable, but the lengthy preparation for the launch (60 minutes), including due to the need for refueling components of fuel, should be considered a significant drawback of this system of strategic weapons.
          In addition to the multi-axle self-propelled launcher of the Nodon-A ballistic missile, a launcher was created for it on a three-axle semi-trailer with a truck tractor (6X6) on a chassis similar to the Romanian truck DAC.

          Unlike the Nodon-A, the Nodon-B missile was developed on the basis of not the 8K14, but another Soviet prototype, the single-stage ballistic missile P-27, adopted by the USSR Navy in 1968, as part of the D- 5 for strategic missile submarines of the 667A project. The DPRK was able to obtain the relevant technical documentation between the 1992 and 1998 years. A public display of the rocket took place on October 10 on 2010, when the 65 anniversary of the WPK was celebrated.
          1. Roman 1977
            Roman 1977 1 June 2015 13: 34
            The firing range of the Nodon-B (estimated at 2750 — 4000 km) exceeds that of the P-27 (2500 km), which was achieved by increasing the length and diameter of the hull in comparison with the prototype - this made it possible to use more capacious fuel tanks and oxidant, although it worsened its flight characteristics. Nodon-B can hit US military facilities in Okinawa and even (if the range estimate in 4000 km is correct) on Guam, that is, on its own American territory. If the DPRK places Nodon-B on board disguised merchant ships, it will allow the North Koreans to threaten cities on the west coast of the United States.
            The North Koreans also developed the mine version of the Nodon-B missile, which received the name BM25 (BM - ballistic missile, “ballistic missile”, 25 - 2500 km firing range) and Musudan-1 in a number of sources.

            The total number of Nodon-A and Nodon-B missiles is estimated by different sources in strongly divergent numbers. For example, the well-known English Military Balance reference book in the 2010 edition gives for both types a number of launchers “about 10” and the number of missiles “more than 90”. Americans assume that Nodon-A released more than 200, and Nodon-B - about 50.
            In addition, rockets are one of the main exports of the DPRK. In the company of "rocket clients" of the DPRK appear:
            - Vietnam (in 1998, acquired 25 OTR "Hwaseong-5");

            - Egypt (received technological documentation for the establishment of the production of OTR "Hvason-5" and "Hwaseon-6");
            - Iran (except for the above-mentioned deployment under the national names "Shahab-1" and "Shahab-2" missiles "Hwasel-5" and "Hwaseon-6", he started the production of medium-range missiles "Nodon-A" under the name "Shahab -3 "and allegedly acquired even more long-range North Korean ballistic missiles BM18 for 25);

            - Yemen (in the 1990-s bought Scud-type missiles in North Korea);
            - both African states of the Congo (the Republic of the Congo acquired the Hwaseong-5 missiles, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo acquired the Hwaseong-6);
            - Libya, (which assembled from the set nodes of the Nodon-A rocket, but under pressure from the West destroyed them in 2004);
            - United Arab Emirates (acquired 25 Xvason-5 missiles, but because of the likely lack of qualifications of its staff did not deploy them and stockpiled);
            - Syria (has missiles "Hwason-6" and "Nodon-A"), Sudan (possibly, received through Syria North Korean Scud-type missiles);
            - Ethiopia (may have received Hwaseong-5).
  13. Wolverine
    Wolverine 1 June 2015 13: 34
    Well done Koreans, decisive, disciplined and working, you can’t take such fright.
    1. padded jacket
      padded jacket 1 June 2015 13: 42
      This is what the United States has brought the world to, all countries that do not possess nuclear weapons are becoming a potential target for the Washington regime. In fact, they themselves, by their policies, are pushing to create it. And now, if an agreement with Iran is not concluded, he will be the next owner of the "nuclear club" and then a chain reaction will begin, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and so on will want nuclear weapons. And then the terrorists from IS (ISIS)
  14. dimon-media
    dimon-media 1 June 2015 13: 53
    Where there is nuclear weapons and an air defense system, it will be there peacefully and calmly. without them, countries lose their sovereignty, their national security is in jeopardy. I don’t understand if North Korea has ICBMs or not ??
    1. padded jacket
      padded jacket 1 June 2015 14: 21
      Quote: dimon-media
      I don’t understand if North Korea has ICBMs or not ??

      Nobody knows that. There are missiles capable of delivering a satellite into orbit, there are missiles capable of reaching Japan and US military bases on its and not only its territory, and as they claim they have SLBMs (in any case, they tested it with submarines), and they have an atomic bomb 100% which was repeatedly proved by her tests.
  15. Vladimir Pozlnyakov
    Vladimir Pozlnyakov 1 June 2015 13: 57
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  17. rocks
    rocks 1 June 2015 14: 53
    Quote: atalef
    Quote: lis-ik
    A small fragment of the USSR in this "crappy" world!

    Do you want to live in S. Korea?

    apparently no one wants, because they do not put the pluses!
    1. Bayonet
      Bayonet 1 June 2015 17: 36
      Quote: rotsen
      apparently no one wants, because they do not put the pluses!

      Just balabol!