September 30, 2023

North Korea will overcome sanctions through farming, state media says

But drought has led to an estimated food shortage of about 458,000 tons in the last year

North Korea plans to overcome new international sanctions in part by developing its agricultural sector in 2018, according to an article published in state media Wednesday.

Hyun Jung Su, a representative of Anak County’s Cooperative Farm Management Committee, called rice a "gun shell" for beating the United States in his article on state-controlled news website Uriminzokkiri, stating that successful farming would neutralize international sanctions.