The official North Korean agency KCNA said Friday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had ordered the strengthening of the country’s defense capabilities. According to the announcement, Kim wants to dominate “hostile forces” in this way.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un chaired a three-day party meeting devoted to the military and defense policy of North Korea. During the meeting, top government officials “examined and approved the important issue of providing a military guarantee to further strengthen our country’s military deterrence,” wrote the KCNA.
The agency makes no mention of North Korea’s nuclear or ballistic program, but reports that Ri Pyongyol, who led the development of the North’s missile program, has been elected deputy head of the Party’s Central Military Commission.
“Kim underscored the need for the entire army to consolidate its powerful self-defense capabilities in all respects in order to dominate all hostile forces,” writes KCNA.
North Korea is conducting rocket tests
During the three-day meeting, no mention was made of the revision of the war plans, it was only emphasized that “the operational duties of the frontline units should be strengthened with an important military action plan”.
North Korea conducted over 20 missile tests this year, including testing its most powerful intercontinental missile, the Hwasong-17. American intelligence a dozen days ago warned that Pyongyang could carry out a nuclear test at any time.
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