Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Kim Jong Un calls for 80-day campaign before possibly unveiling new weapons

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks during the 19th Meeting of the Political Bureau of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Koreavia REUTERS

Yaron Steinbuch
New York Post

Ahead of a military parade in which he may unveil his latest weaponry, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered an 80-day national campaign to boost the ailing economy.

Kim made his demand at a politburo meeting of the ruling Workers’ Party on Monday amid a tough year for the Hermit Kingdom as the COVID-19 pandemic puts more pressure on an economy battered by recent storms.

“We have performed historical feats with our costly efforts, boldly overcoming unprecedentedly grave trials and difficulties this year, but we should not rest on our laurels,” he said, according to the Korean Central News Agency.

“We still face the challenges that cannot be overlooked and there are many goals we have to attain within this year,” the despot said.  Read more >>