North Korea says the U.S. airstrikes in Syria prove that its nuclear weapons program is justified, calling the strikes “absolutely unpardonable.” The remarks were made by an unnamed official from the country’s foreign ministry, according to state-run Korean Central News Agency. “We will bolster up in every way our capability for self-defense to cope with the U.S. evermore reckless moves for a war and defend ourselves with our own force,” the North Korean official said.
President Donald Trump authorized the bombings after Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime used chemical weapons to kill civilians, including children. North Korea has maintained that its missile program is necessary in the face of what it calls U.S. aggression. Read more.