December 04, 2022

North Korea’s new foreign minister pledges to “confront” hostile powers in 2020

In first public speech as DPRK's top diplomat, Ri Son Gwon promises to strengthen country's defenses in the coming year

North Korea's newly-appointed foreign minister last week promised the country would aim to "confront and overpower"  hostile powers' policy of sanctions and pressure against it, in a speech to foreign diplomats obtained by NK News.

Ri Son Gwon, who was last week revealed to have replaced Ri Yong Ho as North Korea's top diplomat, gave his first public address in the position to a gathering of foreign diplomats last Thursday -- a speech mentioned in passing by DPRK state media but not published in full.