North Korean leader says that the US military threat and hostile policy toward the East Asian country is endless and has not changed.

Iran PressAsia: “As the actions of the past eight months of the new U.S. administration have clearly shown, the US military threat and hostile policy toward North Korea has not changed at all,” Kim Jong Un said in a speech on the second day of a parliament meeting, the official Korea Central News Agency reported Thursday.

Kim sent a fresh warning to the US, saying that he would boost the country’s nuclear capabilities. 

The speech came just a day after Pyongyang declared that it had successfully tested a new “hypersonic missile” that can evade US missile defenses.”

Washington’s North Korea policy is becoming “more cunning,” he added, saying that he would step up new weapon developments to deter any possible “military provocations by hostile forces.” 

At the same time, Kim extended an olive branch to South Korea, saying he was willing to restore inter-Korean communications lines and that Seoul must forfeit its “hostile policy” before the two countries can declare an official end to the Korean War.

The countries are still technically at war after the 1950-53 conflict ended in an armistice rather than a peace treaty.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in reiterated his call for formally ending the Korean War in an address to the United Nations General Assembly last week.