NORTH Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has boasted that he will be "shaking the world" with yet more missile tests.
'Rocket Man' Kim, 38, also alleges the Hermit Kingdom is one of only a few countries on earth prepared to stand up to America, claiming his nukes have the "US in range".
And in a further boast the Tinpot dictator, who has appeared emaciated and frail in recent pictures, said his country is one of only a few nations in the world with a raft of advanced weapons.
The Supreme Leader claims hydrogen bombs, intercontinental ballistic missiles, and hypersonic missiles, which can dodge US missile detection systems, are amongst his arsenal.
In a chilling statement from North Korea's Foreign Ministry, they warned how a series of tests since New Year represented "remarkable achievements".
They also claimed the tests strengthened North Korea's "war deterrence", as they hinted at more to follow.
The Ministry said: "In today's world where many countries waste time dealing with the United States with submission and blind obedience…
"There’s only our country on this planet that can shake the world by firing a missile with the U.S. mainland in its range.
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"There are more than 200 countries in the world, but only a few have hydrogen bombs, intercontinental ballistic missiles, and hypersonic missiles."
The statement comes as North Korea carried out a record seven rocket tests in January alone.
Last month's tests saw Kim, launch the Hwasong-15, an inter intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) which has the longest range in North Korea's arsenal of rockets.
It is believed Hwasong-15 has the range to deliver a nuclear warhead anywhere in the US.
January's tests also saw the first firing since 2017 of a Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missile, which is capable of striking U.S. territories in the Pacific Ocean.
The tests also saw a new "hypersonic missile" rolled out by North Korea which is able to manoeuvre at high speed and change direction, as opposed to conventional missiles which follow a trajectory.
China launched a similar missile back in July 2021 which managed to complete a full orbit around the world without being detected by western defence systems.
The launch caught the US Pentagon off-guard as they admitted they were unaware of China's advancement in its missile programme.
Tension have soared following North Korea's record month of ballistic missile tests, which have long been banned by the U.N. Security Council.
In a statement following the missile chaos, a State Department spokesperson told Reuters news agency the US has a "vital interest" in deterring "provocation" from North Korea.
They said: "The United States has a vital interest in deterring (North Korea), defending against its provocations or uses of force, limiting the reach of its most dangerous weapons programs…
"And above all keeping the American people, our deployed forces, and our allies safe.
The spokesman added the US harbours no hostile intent towards North Korea and urged a return to dialogue, Pyongyang has always ignored these calls.
On Monday the United States ordered the Supreme Leader to defund all of his missile programs and put the needs of his own people first, amid a famine that has ravaged the country in the last year.
In a fawning propaganda documentary that emerged last week, Kim was shown "completely withered away".
In the footage, North Korea claimed he had been so weakened by hard work for his country that he cannot walk down the stairs.
Kim's family has a long history of heart disease and diabetes, and his father officially died of a heart attack.
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