February 27, 2024
KCNA Naenara (En)

DPRK’s Law on Policy of Nuclear Forces Promulgated

Date: 09/09/2022 | Source: Naenara (En) | Read original version at source

The law of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK on the state policy on the nuclear forces was promulgated on September 8.

According to the law, the DPRK, as a responsible nuclear weapons state, opposes all forms of war including nuclear wars and aspires to build a peaceful world in which the international justice is realized.

The nuclear forces of the DPRK are a powerful means for defending the sovereignty, territorial integrity and fundamental interests of the state, preventing a war on the Korean peninsula and in Northeast Asia and ensuring the strategic stability of the world.

The nuclear posture of the DPRK is guaranteed by the reliable, effective and matured nuclear deterrence, defensive and responsible nuclear forces policy and flexible and purposeful strategy for using nuclear weapon capable of actively coping with any existing and developing nuclear threats in future.

Making public the DPRK’s policy on the nuclear forces and stipulating legally the use of nuclear weapons are aimed to reduce the danger of a nuclear war to the maximum by preventing misjudgement among nuclear weapons states and misuse of nuclear weapons.

The Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK decides as follows in order to make the nuclear forces, the backbone of the state defence capacity, discharge their heavy mission in a responsible manner.

1. Mission of Nuclear Forces

The nuclear forces of the DPRK shall be a main force of national defence which safeguards the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country and the lives and safety of the people from outside military threat, aggression and attack.

1) The nuclear forces of the DPRK shall regard it as their main mission to deter a war by making hostile forces have a clear understanding of the fact that the military confrontation with the DPRK brings about ruin and give up their attempts at aggression and attack.

2) The nuclear forces of the DPRK shall carry out an operational mission for repulsing hostile forces' aggression and attack and achieving decisive victory of war in case war deterrence fails.

2. Constitution of Nuclear Forces

The nuclear forces of the DPRK shall be composed of different kinds of nuclear warheads, delivery means, command and control system and all the personnel, equipment and facilities for the system's operating and updating.

3. Command and Control of Nuclear Forces

1) The nuclear forces of the DPRK shall obey the unified command of the president of the State Affairs of the DPRK.

2) The president of the State Affairs of the DPRK shall have all decisive powers concerning nuclear weapons.

The state nuclear forces command organization composed of members appointed by the president of the State Affairs of the DPRK shall assist the president of the State Affairs of the DPRK in the whole course from decision concerning nuclear weapons to its execution.

3) In case the command and control system over the state nuclear forces is placed in danger owing to an attack by hostile forces, a nuclear strike shall be launched automatically and immediately to destroy the hostile forces including the starting point of provocation and the command according to the operation plan decided in advance.

4. Execution of Decision on Use of Nuclear Weapons

The nuclear forces of the DPRK shall immediately execute an order of using nuclear weapons.

5. Principle of Using Nuclear Weapons

1) The DPRK shall regard it as its main principle to use nuclear weapons as the last means in order to cope with outside aggression and attack seriously threatening the security of the country and the people.

2) The DPRK shall neither threaten non-nuclear states with its nuclear weapons nor use nuclear weapons against them unless they join aggression or attack against the DPRK in collusion with other nuclear states.

6. Conditions of Using Nuclear Weapons

The DPRK can use nuclear weapons in the following cases:

1) In case an attack by nuclear weapons or other weapons of mass destruction has been launched or the like is judged to be on the horizon;

2) In case a nuclear or non-nuclear attack by hostile forces on the state leadership and the command of the state’s nuclear forces has been launched or to be on the horizon is judged;

3) In case a fatal military attack against important strategic objects of the state has launched or the like is judged to be on the horizon;

4) In case the operation for preventing the expansion and protraction of a war and taking the initiative in the war is inevitably needed;

5) In other case an inevitable situation in which it is compelled to respond by nuclear weapons alone to the catastrophic crisis over the existence of the state and safety of the people is created.

7. Regular readiness of nuclear forces

The nuclear forces of the DPRK shall be regularly ready for action so that if an order to use nuclear weapons is issued, it can immediately execute it in any conditions and circumstances.

8. Safe maintenance, management and protection of nuclear weapons

1) The DPRK shall establish a thorough and safe system of storing and managing nuclear weapons to make sure that all the processes such as their storage and management, the assessment of their lifespan and performance and their update and dismantlement are conducted in conformity with administrative and technical regulations and legal procedures, and shall guarantee its implementation.

2) The DPRK shall take thorough protective steps for fear that nuclear weapons, technology and equipment concerned, nuclear materials, etc. could leak out.

9. Qualitative and quantitative increasing and upgrading of nuclear forces

1) The DPRK shall constantly assess outside nuclear threats and the change in the posture of international nuclear forces and correspondingly upgrade and beef up its nuclear forces in a qualitative and quantitative way.

2) The DPRK shall regularly update its strategy of using nuclear weapons according to different situations to enable its nuclear forces to reliably perform their mission.

10. Non-proliferation

The DPRK, as a responsible nuclear weapons state, shall neither deploy nuclear weapons in the territory of other countries nor share them nor transfer nuclear weapons, technology and equipment concerned and weapon-grade nuclear materials.

11. Others

1) The Law of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK "On further consolidating the position of the self-defensive nuclear state" adopted on April 1, 2013 shall be invalid.

2) Relevant organs will take technical measures to execute the law.

3) None of the articles of the law shall be explained to restrain or limit the exercise of the DPRK's just right to self-defence.

More From Naenara (En)

What He Sought Through Competition

What He Sought Through Competition

It happened on December 15, Juche 100 (2011) when Chairman Kim Jong Il visited the Kwangbok Area Supermarket. After looking round

February 26, 2024

It happened on December 15, Juche 100 (2011) when Chairman Kim Jong Il visited the Kwangbok Area Supermarket. After looking round

Attaching Importance to Teachers Training College

Attaching Importance to Teachers Training College

The respected Comrade Kim Jong Un visited the renovated Pyongyang Teachers Training College on January 16, Juche 107 (2018). He

February 26, 2024

The respected Comrade Kim Jong Un visited the renovated Pyongyang Teachers Training College on January 16, Juche 107 (2018). He

A Competent Neurosurgeon

A Competent Neurosurgeon

Jong Kwang, head of the neurosurgery department of Kim Man Yu Hospital, is a competent medical worker who has treated many

February 26, 2024

Jong Kwang, head of the neurosurgery department of Kim Man Yu Hospital, is a competent medical worker who has treated many

DPRK Embassy in Beijing Hosts New Year 2024 Reception

DPRK Embassy in Beijing Hosts New Year 2024 Reception

The embassy of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in China hosted a new year 2024 reception on February 22. Present there

February 26, 2024

The embassy of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in China hosted a new year 2024 reception on February 22. Present there

First Full-Moon Day Observed in DPRK

First Full-Moon Day Observed in DPRK

All the people in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea observed the First Full-Moon Day, a folk holiday (fifteenth day of

February 26, 2024

All the people in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea observed the First Full-Moon Day, a folk holiday (fifteenth day of

37th Science and Technology Festival of Kim Il Sung University Held

37th Science and Technology Festival of Kim Il Sung University Held

The 37th Science and Technology Festival of Kim Il Sung University took place from February 20 to 23. The theme of the festival

February 25, 2024

The 37th Science and Technology Festival of Kim Il Sung University took place from February 20 to 23. The theme of the festival

Russian Embassy Members Visit Liberation Tower

Russian Embassy Members Visit Liberation Tower

Staff members of the Pyongyang-based Russian embassy laid a wreath before the Liberation Tower on February 23 on the occasion of

February 25, 2024

Staff members of the Pyongyang-based Russian embassy laid a wreath before the Liberation Tower on February 23 on the occasion of

Reception Given by Ambassador and Military Attaché in Russian Embassy

Reception Given by Ambassador and Military Attaché in Russian Embassy

Alexandr Matsegora, Russian ambassador to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, and Valeri Isaenko, military attaché of the R

February 25, 2024

Alexandr Matsegora, Russian ambassador to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, and Valeri Isaenko, military attaché of the R

Recycled Rubber Pays Off

Recycled Rubber Pays Off

The Pyongyang Taesong Tyre Factory is boosting production through a technical innovation campaign. It has promoted the research

February 25, 2024

The Pyongyang Taesong Tyre Factory is boosting production through a technical innovation campaign. It has promoted the research

Foundations for Iron and Steel Production Consolidated

Foundations for Iron and Steel Production Consolidated

The metallurgical industry sector, which is out for implementing the tasks set forth at the Ninth Plenary Meeting of the Eighth

February 24, 2024

The metallurgical industry sector, which is out for implementing the tasks set forth at the Ninth Plenary Meeting of the Eighth

DPRK Delegation Leaves for Nairobi

DPRK Delegation Leaves for Nairobi

A delegation of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea led by Minister of Land and Environment Protection Kim Kyong Jun left

February 24, 2024

A delegation of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea led by Minister of Land and Environment Protection Kim Kyong Jun left

Ogokbap and Dried Greens Dishes

Ogokbap and Dried Greens Dishes

February 24 is Jongwoldaeborum , the fifteenth day of the first month by the lunar calendar. From olden times, the Korean

February 24, 2024

February 24 is Jongwoldaeborum , the fifteenth day of the first month by the lunar calendar. From olden times, the Korean

Press Statement of Vice Foreign Minister of DPRK

Press Statement of Vice Foreign Minister of DPRK

Kim Son Gyong, vice-minister for International Organizations of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Foreign Ministry,

February 24, 2024

Kim Son Gyong, vice-minister for International Organizations of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Foreign Ministry,

“Crocodile’s Tears”

“Crocodile’s Tears”

The UN Security Council on February 20 put a resolution reflecting the world public opinion to resolutely check Israel’s massacre

February 24, 2024

The UN Security Council on February 20 put a resolution reflecting the world public opinion to resolutely check Israel’s massacre

Reception Given to Mark Anniversary of DPRK-China Agreements

Reception Given to Mark Anniversary of DPRK-China Agreements

The Korean Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries and the National Aviation Administration of the Democratic

February 24, 2024

The Korean Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries and the National Aviation Administration of the Democratic

37th Sci-Tech Festival of Kim Chaek University of Technology Held

37th Sci-Tech Festival of Kim Chaek University of Technology Held

The 37th Science and Technology Festival of Kim Chaek University of Technology took place from February 20 to 22. Divided into

February 24, 2024

The 37th Science and Technology Festival of Kim Chaek University of Technology took place from February 20 to 22. Divided into

National Intangible Cultural Heritage—Jang-Making Custom

National Intangible Cultural Heritage—Jang-Making Custom

Soybean paste has been widely known as a health food for its nutritive value.It has a long history as an excellent national food w

February 24, 2024

Soybean paste has been widely known as a health food for its nutritive value.It has a long history as an excellent national food w

Intellectual Property Rights Agency Works Briskly

Intellectual Property Rights Agency Works Briskly

The Pyongyang Intellectual Property Centre in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is working briskly to deal with

February 23, 2024

The Pyongyang Intellectual Property Centre in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is working briskly to deal with

KCNA Comments on “Human Rights Judges”

KCNA Comments on “Human Rights Judges”

An “envoy for the human rights” of the US Department of State visited Japan and the puppet Republic of Korea recently.It is as cle

February 23, 2024

An “envoy for the human rights” of the US Department of State visited Japan and the puppet Republic of Korea recently.It is as cle

Customs of Jongwoldaeborum

Customs of Jongwoldaeborum

Among the Korean folk holidays is Jongwoldaeborum , the fifteenth day of the first month by the lunar calendar. In general, the

February 23, 2024

Among the Korean folk holidays is Jongwoldaeborum , the fifteenth day of the first month by the lunar calendar. In general, the

More Articles