North Korea leader orders military to be ready to use nuclear weapons at any time

March 3, 2016 11:30 PM

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North Korea leader orders military to be ready to use nuclear weapons at any time

SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered his country to be ready to use its nuclear weapons at any time and to turn its military posture to "pre-emptive attack" mode in the face of growing threats from its enemies, official media said on Friday.

The comments carried by official KCNA news agency marked a further escalation of tension on the Korean peninsula after the U.N. Security Council imposed harsh new sanctions against the isolated state for its nuclear program.

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