Kim says North Korea is facing a “worst situation in history”


Seoul, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un faces “the worst situation in history” when his country addresses thousands of grassroots members of the ruling party at a major political conference in Pyongyang. I admitted that.

According to experts, Kim said the blockade of North Korea’s coronavirus would further shock and control the economy, which was devastated by decades of mismanagement and US-led sanctions on nuclear weapons programs. We are facing perhaps the toughest moments as we approach our decade.

North Korea’s official South Korean central news agency said Kim made comments during the opening speech at the Labor Party’s cell secretary meeting on Tuesday.

“Improving people’s living standards … even in the worst of situations where we have to overcome more challenges than ever before, we rely on the role played by the party’s grassroots cells,” Kim said. Stated.

He vowed to strengthen nuclear deterrence in the face of U.S. pressure and urged members to implement the decisions made at the January party convention when announcing a new five-year national development plan. .. A few months after Kim admitted at another political meeting that plans to improve the economy were unsuccessful and showed extraordinary candidness, the meeting was held.

In his speech on Tuesday, Kim also criticized the party’s grassroots forces for unspecified “defects” that should be immediately corrected to ensure the party’s “healthy and sustainable” development.

A party cell of 5 to 30 members is the smallest unit of party authority to oversee work and life in factories and elsewhere. Networks are an important tool for the Workers Party to perpetuate its power. The last Cell Secretary Conference was held in 2017.

Due to the economic recession, Kim has nothing left to show his ambitious diplomacy with former President Donald Trump. Donald Trump collapsed due to a disagreement over lifting sanctions on North Korea’s denuclearization measures.

North Korea has so far refused to overture the Biden administration’s negotiations, saying Washington must first abandon its “hostile” policy and resume ballistic missile testing last month after a year’s hiatus. Pressure was applied by this.

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