Kim Jong-un pledges to expand North Korea’s nuclear arsenal

Publishedduration37 minutes agoshareSharenocloseShare pagelinkCopy linkAbout sharingimage copyrightReutersimage captionNorth Korean leader Kim Jong-un said US policy towards his country "will never change"

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said the US is his country's "biggest enemy" and that he does not expect Washington to change its policy toward Pyongyang – whoever is president.

Addressing a rare congress of his ruling Workers' Party, Mr Kim also pledged to expand North Korea's nuclear weapons arsenal and military potential.

He said that plans for a nuclear submarine were almost complete.

His comments come as US President-elect Joe Biden prepares to takes office.

Analysts suggest Mr Kim's remarks are an effort to apply pressure on the incoming government, with Mr Biden set to be sworn in on 20 January.

Mr Kim enjoyed a warm rapport with outgoing US President Donald Trump, even if little concrete progress was made on negotiations over North Korea's nuclear programme.

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