Kim also said the country should advance the precision attack capability on targets in a 9,320 mile striking range, meaning the U.S. mainland, and develop technology to manufacture smaller, lighter nuclear warheads.
Kim’s remarks are viewed as a pre-emptive verbal strike against the incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden who’s labeled Kim a “thug.”
Kim said the “key to establishing new relations between (North Korea) and the United States is whether the United States withdraws its hostile policy,” according to the Korean Central News Agency.
Kim stressed that he won’t unleash his nukes unless “hostile forces” try to use their nuclear weapons against North Korea first. But he said North Korea must up its military and nuclear capability in light of what he said could be a possible US invasion — but failed to cite any examples of such a threat by Americans.