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North Korea says, its approach towards the US won’t change and will continue making nuclear weapons
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North Korea says, its approach towards the US won’t change and will continue making nuclear weapons

Nuclear Weapons: The supreme leader of North Korean Kim Jong Un threatened that his approach towards the United States won’t change and he would continue to expand his atomic power.

Kim Jong Un’s comments indicate that the U.S. – North Korea relations won’t change even after the inaugural ceremony of the US President-elect Joe Biden takes place, who has stated that he will adopt a more adverse approach toward Pyongyang.

The diplomatic and political relations between North Korea and the United States have been aggressive since the Korean War when the U.S. bombarded North Korea and President Harry Truman also thought about utilizing nuclear weapons. 

During a Workers’ Party meeting, Kim called the U.S. his nation’s greatest foe and rehashed his long-standing attestation that the U.S. should lift its antagonistic policy to set up better ties, the Korean Central News Agency reported.

Kim urged his nation to continue making atomic weapons. Moreover, he announced that North Korea ought to acquire new capacity, for example, strong fuel intercontinental ballistic rockets, hypersonic missiles, and tactile atomic weapons. 

North Korea has done six atomic tests in September 2017. However, more testing would be needed to create tactical atomic weapons. Tactical atomic weapons are more mobile and could be utilized in war rather than bigger vital atomic weapons that are intended to do mass destruction. 

A year ago, Kim stated that he no longer feels limited by his willful delay on atomic and long-range missile tests.

North Korea has frequently timed important nuclear tests, including weapons and atomic missiles, the U.S. presidential transitions to show its military abilities and perhaps gain hold in future discussions with Washington.

In October, North Korea utilized a military parade to reveal a gigantic new intercontinental ballistic projectile, which seems intended to overpower U.S. missile defense. Some speculate Pyongyang may test the missile or different weapons systems in the following months. However, this week, the top U.S. general in South Korea stated that there were no indications that North Korea was setting a significant incitement. 

A crucial weapons test would signify an early foreign policy challenge for Joe Biden, although Biden stated that his fundamental aim is to combat the Covid pandemic and improve the falling U.S. economy.

US, Israel, Morocco sign a Joint Declaration, promise to abide by the agreement
Middle East & Africa

US, Israel, Morocco sign a Joint Declaration, promise to abide by the agreement

Joint Declaration: On Thursday, Israel and Morocco consented to normalize relations in an agreement furnished with the help of the United States, making Morocco the fourth Arab nation to put aside contentions with Israel in the past few months. 

As per the agreement, the US President changed the longstanding U.S. strategy and recognized Morocco’s government over Western Sahara. 

Western Sahara is a desert area where a decades-old regional dispute has set Morocco in opposition to the Algeria-supported Polisario Front, a breakaway move that tries to build up a free state in the region. 

On Thursday, President Trump sealed an agreement over a call with Morocco’s King Mohammed VI, the White House stated.

“Another HISTORIC progress today! Our two GREAT companions, the Kingdom of Morocco and Israel have consented to full diplomatic relations an enormous achievement for peace in the Middle East!” Trump tweeted. 

Morocco is the fourth nation among the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Sudan to strike an agreement pointed toward normalizing relations with Israel.

A significant part of the peace deal is to introduce a unified front against Iran and move back its provincial influence. 

Palestinians have been criticizing the normalization agreement, emphasizing that the Arab nations have reversed the cause of peace by deserting a longstanding requirement that Israel surrenders land for a Palestinian state before it can gets recognized. 

The Israeli delegation and the senior advisor to the US President Jared Kushner arrived in the Kingdom since Israel and Morocco consented to set up diplomatic relations.

During the conference, King Mohammed VI praised Kushner for the “considerable work achieved since his visit to Morocco in May 2018, which made it conceivable to accomplish this historic event in favor of Morocco’s territorial integrity,” and for his endeavors to guarantee regional harmony in the Middle East. 

In a statement, Bahrain, Egypt, the UAE, welcomed the historic deal between Morocco and Israel, however, on the contrary, the Palestinian authorities censured the deal, saying it empowered Israel’s denial of their rights. Palestinians have been disparaging of all the recent agreements among Israel and Arab League nations.

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