SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has called for waging another “arduous march” to fight severe economic difficulties, for the first time comparing them to a 1990s famine that killed hundreds of thousands. Kim had previously said his country faces the “worst-ever” situation due to
The United States, South Korea and Japan agreed in high-level security talks on Friday to work together to keep up pressure on North Korea to give up its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.
Leader uses the term ‘arduous march’ in party speech, a term used to refer to devastating 1990s famine in which hundreds of thousands died
Kim Jong-un appeared to state North Korea is currently enduring the worst period of its history in a speech to members of his ruling Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) on Wednesday.
Kim had previously said his country faces the “worst-ever” situation due to several factors, including the coronavirus pandemic, U.S.-led nuclear sanctions and natural disasters last summer.
Kim Jong Un has warned party leaders in North Korea to prepare for a 'more difficult' crisis than the 1990s famine which saw up to 3.5m people die, saying the country is in its 'worst ever' situation.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un acknowledged that the Hermit Kingdom is facing its “worst-ever situation” — as he called thousands of “grassroots” ruling party members to be more proactive in carrying out the country’s new five-year economic plan, according to reports. “Improving the people’s living standards
Unusually candid admission comes with Pyongyang's corona virus lockdown further shocking an already devastated economy.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un compares his country's severe economic difficulties to a 1990s famine that laid waste to the isolated society.