State media review: North Korea says Kim Jong Un suffered during 1990s famine
An in-depth analysis of efforts to paint leader as a man of the people, criticism of Canada and more
North Korea’s main newspaper reported this week that leader Kim Jong Un experienced hardships alongside ordinary people during the devastating famine of the 1990s, in the latest effort to present him as suffering with his people.
The DPRK’s Foreign Ministry also denounced Canada for deploying ships to monitor violations of the North Korea sanctions regime, accusing Ottawa of “hostile policy” against Pyongyang.
Meanwhile, North Korea held a ceremony to commemorate the Korean nation’s mythological foundation and aired a new documentary film about “exemplary” people, as it seems to motivate citizens to sacrifice
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