North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un has said he has a nuclear launch button on his desk at all times so the U.S. "will never be able to start a war".
In a televised New Year speech, he said the entire U.S. was within range of North Korean nuclear weapons, adding: "This is reality, not a threat.
North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un warned in his New Year's Day address that the rogue nation's nuclear capabilities are "reality," not mere threats -- and he said he even had a nuclear button on his desk to prove it.
"The U.S. should know that the button for nuclear weapons is on my table," he said during the speech, according to an Associated Press translation. "The entire area of the U.S. mainland is within our nuclear strike range. ... The United States can never start a war against me and our country."
He added, "We need to mass-produce nuclear warheads and ballistic missiles and accelerate their deployment."
Kim spoke in front of several microphones -- although there was no "nuclear button" in sight.