Kim Jong Un: North Korea Will Use Nuclear Weapons If Sovereignty Is Threatened



ABC News
Kim Jong Un made a major declaration during North Korea's seventh congress of the Workers' Party: His country would only use nuclear weapons if its sovereignty came under threat from another nuclear power, the government press agency reported Sunday.

Kim also pledged that North Korea would follow a policy of non-proliferation of nuclear technology.

And he said North Korea is willing to improve and normalize relations with countries that have been "hostile" in the past.
"As a responsible nuclear weapons state, our republic will not use a nuclear weapon unless its sovereignty is encroached upon by any aggressive hostile forces with nukes," Kim said during the congress, the first in 36 years.
As recently as March, Kim was threatening a "preemptive attack" against South Korea and the U.S.