North Korea has vowed to strengthen its nuclear arsenal weapons as its government announced over the weekend that it entered an official state of war with South Korea, GMA Network reports.
Citing the North’s official KCNA news agency, GMA reports the government has decided to build a light water reactor aimed at bolstering the country’s civilian nuclear power industry and managing electricity shortages.
In 2010, the North announced it had an uranium enrichment facility and a light water reactor, according to the report.
ABC News reports that North Korea is threatening to shut down the Kaesong industrial zone, a joint area for trade between the two countries that provides the North access to $2 billion in trade per year.
Reena Ninan writes North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently appeared in front of a map that depicts potential attack sites in U.S. states such as California, Texas, Washington and New York.