August 17, 2022

Kim Jong Un gathers military for four-day lecture, criticizes US military drills

North Korean leader calls out 'fanatical practices for invasion' ahead of tentative joint U.S.-ROK drills

North Korean state media revealed Friday that Kim Jong Un chaired another big military event in Pyongyang earlier this week, criticizing U.S. military drills during a first-of-its-kind “workshop” for Korean People’s Army (KPA) commanders and political officers from July 24 to 27.

The state media report on Kim Jong Un’s speech and other speakers during the four-day event was fairly low-key, with no mention of new weapons or nuclear-related plans like during the party congress in January.