The French authorities on Friday has condemned the passing by North Korea of a law authorising the country to carry out preventive nuclear attacks. The following announcement has been made by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
As per a spokesperson for the French Foreign Ministry, “France condemns in the strongest terms the adoption of the law amending North Korea’s nuclear stance. The new escalation by the North Korean authorities poses a threat to international and regional peace and security.”
She stressed that Paris “is taking note with deep concern of North Korea’s increasingly aggressive statements.”
North Korea’s parliament has just passed a law that not only allows nuclear weapons to be deployed as a deterrent but also requires them to be deployed automatically in the event of an imminent attack on the country’s leadership.
Meanwhile, North Korea’s autocratic regime has toughened its stand in the battle over the Asian nation’s nuclear weapons programme.
According to the local media reports, “The Supreme People’s Assembly- the virtually powerless North Korean parliament- has passed a legislation that would not only permit nuclear weapons as a deterrent but would also require them to be deployed automatically in the event of an imminent attack on the country’s leadership. With the new law, North Korea has irrevocably acquired nuclear power status.”