January 26, 2021

N. Korea calls for bumper “nuclear bomb” rice harvest in response to sanctions

Rodong Sinmun says low gasoline supplies and drought affecting production methods, however

North Korean authorities are pushing for a bumper rice harvest to mitigate the effects of sanctions and a reported drought, with the Rodong Sinmun on Friday describing the planned record crop as a "nuclear bomb" against the U.S. and its allies.

The editorial, entitled “Mobilize and concentrate all the power to finish the rice transplanting at the right time and in a proper way”, came a day after the ruling party organ announced the unveiling of a new rice plantation in Pyongwon County, South Pyongan Province.