August 17, 2022

Kim Jong Un says North Korea must bolster military in current “turbulent times”

Comments came in report on 3rd meeting of Central Military Commission held ahead of planned party plenum

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un referenced a rise in tensions with other countries and said the military should be strengthened, state media reported on Sunday after a meeting of the country’s top military officials.

The comments were made in a report on the recently-held “Third Enlarged Meeting of the Seventh Central Military Commission (CMC) of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK),” which comes ahead of a planned plenary meeting of the WPK Central Committee before the end of the month.