KCNA (Korean Central News Agency is the state media) carries comments from leader Kim Jong-un today

  • Said his country has become a strategic nation
  • Capable of posing a "substantial" nuclear threat to the United States
  • KJU "stressed that nobody can deny the entity of the DPRK which rapidly emerged as a strategic state capable of posing a substantial nuclear threat to the U.S."

KCNA's report was in English - reporting on Kim's opening speech at the fifth conference of cell chairpersons of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) on Thursday.