DPRK strengthens nuclear deterrence, puts army on increased alert

Source : 112 Ukraine

Kim Jong-un personally attended the expanded staff meeting
12:49, 24 May 2020

North Korean leader

The DPRK leadership seeks to increase the nuclear power of its army and, at an expanded meeting, considered new policy directions to further increase nuclear deterrence, as well as to bring strategic forces to high alert. Deutsche Welle reports it with reference to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).

The meeting participants also discussed measures to significantly increase the firepower of artillery of the Korean People’s Army.

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According to the KCNA, DPRK leader Kim Jong-un was personally present at the event. The agency published his pictures taken, allegedly during the meeting. There is no confirmation of this information from other independent sources.

As we reported before, on May 3, a shootout occurred on the border between North and South Korea.

At 7:41 a.m. local time, several shots were fired from the direction of North Korea in the direction of the South Korean guard post, which borders the DPRK. South Korea responded with two shots in the direction of North Korea. No one was injured in the incident. Tensions between the two countries intensified the day after North Korean leader Kim Jong-un made himself felt after an almost three-week absence from the public eye.

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