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Kim Jong Un pledges to further strengthen nuclear deterrence

  • May 24, 2020
  • , Asahi, Yomiuri
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Asahi reported on Sunday that according to North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hosted a military meeting of the ruling Workers’ Party at which he presented a new policy “to further strengthen the capability to deter nuclear war.” The paper said this was the first time for the North Korean leader to appear in the media since May 2, adding that the meeting’s participants “discussed important military steps and organizational and political measures to keep in check the persistent military threat posed by enemy forces” and “took serious measures to decisively enhance artillery attack capability.” Yomiuri ran a similar report.

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