NUKE warlord wannabe Kim Jong-un has vowed to make North Korea the “strongest nuclear power in the world”.
The dotty dictator was speaking to weapons bosses just hours after the US said it was ready to talk peace without pre-conditions.
But in a conference the despot vowed his nation would have nuke supremacy.
He said: “We will develop new strategic weapon systems, including atomic bombs, hydrogen and intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM).
“Our defence industry, self-defence power has been enormously strengthened at an extraordinary speed, and our republic will become the world’s strongest nuclear power and a military power.
“We will fight for it.”
His latest boast came after the November 29 launch of the Hwasong-15 ICBM, a missile which the North claimed could deliver a “super-large heavy warhead” anywhere on the US mainland.
Outside experts agree the rocket appears to have the range, but some are sceptical that Pyongyang has the technology to allow the rocket to survive re-entry to the Earth’s atmosphere.
Last week North Korea warned nuclear war is now inevitable after the United States staged huge drills involving hundreds of advanced warplanes.
The chilling prediction comes after two US B-1B nuke capable bombers were confirmed to be among aircraft staging large-scale aerial exercises near the hermit state.
These rocket launches clearly showed the world Kim Jong-un has moved closer towards building a nuclear arsenal that could unleash a nuclear holocaust on the US mainland.
In the latest in a series of sinister statements, the dictator’s spokesman said nuclear war on the Korean Peninsula had become a matter of when, not if.