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'Economic improvement is the most urgent task,' Kim Jong Un says

'Economic improvement is the most urgent task,' Kim Jong Un says

Posted March. 11, 2019 08:11,   

Updated March. 11, 2019 08:11

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“Brutal attempts to put sanctions on our country are bound to end,” said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in his first public announcement after the summit breakdown. It means Kim will maintain strategic patience while focusing on economic improvement to nullify sanctions on North Korea. President Donald Trump sent a warning for four consecutive days since North Korea started to recover missile launch sites.

The North Korea’s Central News Agency reported Saturday that Kim said the situation was developing in North Korea’s favor in a letter to a national conference in Pyongyang. High-ranking officials and publicity officials of the North Korean ruling Workers’ Party have participated in the national conference, which was held for the first time in 18 years. It is the first national conference since Kim Jong Un took office.

“Economic development and improvement of people’s lives are the most urgent revolutionary tasks for our party,” said Kim in the letter. “Nothing will be able to stop our people advancing into the future.”

“Mysticizing my revolutionary activities will veil the truth,” said Kim. “Absolute loyalty comes from humane and comaraderous attraction to the leader.” This remark is interpreted as Kim’s attempt to strengthen the solidarity by emphasizing his humane sides as his invincible image is shaken by the summit breakdown.


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