Tag: Kim Jong-un

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Offers Smiles, Hugs After Missile Test

North Korea marked its “Military First” holiday on Thursday with mass dancing, outdoor concerts and boasts of a successful submarine-launched ballistic missile test.   Television news broadcasts and the front pages of morning newspapers showed images of the launch, conducted early the previous day.   The test sent a “Pukguksong” missile soaring from a submerged […]

North Korea to hold key parliamentary meeting where fresh title awaits Kim Jong-un

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is set to be anointed with one more title when a major parliamentary meeting takes place later in the day. Kim is likely to have convened the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly (SPA) in his continuing attempts to secure tight control over the isolated nation.   The SPA is […]

Kim says North Korean missiles can reach US in Pacific

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said his country’s latest missile tests show it has “the sure capability to attack US interests”. Mr Kim was speaking after twin tests on Wednesday of the Hwasong-10 missile, known internationally as the Musudan. The US and South Korea say the first test failed, but the second travelled about […]

Crowds Go Wild For Newly Promoted Kim Jong-Un

Hundreds of thousands have attended a massive rally and parade to mark the end of North Korea’s first ruling Workers’ Party congress in 36 years.   Crowds cheered, waved flowers and fanatically applauded Kim Jong-Un as the 33-year-old leader looked down on his people.   The Pyongyang spectacle also featured floats adorned with patriotic slogans, […]

Kim Jong-un hails nuclear success at North Korea party congress

North Korea has kicked off a once-in-a-generation congress in an attempt to confirm the absolute power of leader Kim Jong-un and to show unity before a possible nuclear test in the coming weeks.   Speaking at the opening of the seventh Workers’ Party congress in Pyongyang, Kim said “unprecedented results have been accomplished” with the […]

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un Tells Military to Have Nuclear Warheads on Standby

SEOUL, South Korea — The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, has urged his military to have its nuclear warheads deployed and ready to be fired at any moment, the country’s state-run news agency reported Friday.   Mr. Kim’s comments were reported a day after the United Nations Security Council approved tougher sanctions aimed at curtailing […]