North Korean Leader Conducts Military Meeting to Discuss New Nuclear Policies

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called a key military forum to talk bolstering the nation’s nuclear arsenal and placing its armed forces on high alert, state media announced Sunday, in Kim’s first confirmed public appearance in about 20 days. Kim quenched extreme speculation about his health earlier this month by attending a ceremony marking the construction of a fertilizer factory in what was his first public appearance in 20 days at the time. But he hadn’t made another public presence for around 20 more days until Sunday the North’s official news agency said he was attending a meeting of the ruling Workers’ Party’s Central Military Committee.

In an apparent effort to boost military morale, Kim, who heads the military commission. Also used the meeting to expand the ranks of hundreds of Army generals and others. According to KCNA, among them are military leader Pak Jong Chon. It was made a vice-marshal, and Ri Pyong Chol, a senior weapons production official. He became the deputy head of the military commission.

The meeting was held in the midst of a lengthy impasse. It is in talks over the North’s nuclear programme, with the United States. The diplomacy of the two countries wavered when a second summit between Kim and President Donald Trump ended without agreement in February 2019 due to disputes over US-led sanctions against North Korea. Frustrated by the lack of development, Kim later said he would unleash a “new strategic weapon.”

North Korean Leader Delivers Speech

Also, no longer constraining by a self-imposing moratorium on nuclear and long-range missile testing. Kim hasn’t carried these warnings through, but he did a slew of short-range missile tests.

On Sunday, the North’s main newspaper Rodong Sinmun published images showing Kim dressed in his signature dark Mao suit. It is delivering a speech, writing on a document and pointing a stick to a podium board. Elderly military officers wearing olive-green uniforms see taking notes as Kim, 36. Also, spoke something that is characteristic of images releasing by North Korean state media. Despite persistent speculation about Kim ‘s health. Officials in South Korea state he has not undergone surgery or any other medical procedure.

South Korea’s spy agency recently informed lawmakers that it believes the coronavirus pandemic had led Kim to prevent social activity. He appeared in public 17 times this year, compared to an average of 50 appearances. It is each year in the same period since he took power in late 2011.

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