North Korea's leader is pictured riding a white horse on a sacred mountain in new state media report, which also cited Kim Jong Un aides saying they're convinced he is planning a "great operation." Francis Maguire reports.
In what North Korea called a 'defiant message, 'new state media photos show Kim Jong Un riding alone up a sacred mountain astride a white horse.
These epic images ran alongside a gushing state media report on Wednesday (October 16) that cited Kim aides saying they're 'convinced' Kim is planning a quote 'great operation.'
The mountain is Mount Paektu -- a symbolic and spiritual location wrapped up in the origins of the Kim dynasty.
KCNA said Kim's ride was "a great event of weighty importance in the history of the Korean revolution." It's not clear what the "great operation" might be, but state media often features mountain visits before major decisions.
Last year during an historic summit, Kim took South Korea's president to the top of Paektu.
Analysts say his latest ride up the mountain could symbolize Kim standing up to pressure over the North's nuclear program.
Kim has said he's only giving the United States until years' end to loosen its stance on the North shedding its nuclear weapons.
If not, he says Pyongyang will pursue a new path forward.
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un appeared emotional while speaking at a massive military parade in Pyongyang early on Saturday, marking the 75th anniversary of the Workers’ Party, the country's ruling party. Before shedding a few tears, he thanked volunteers who responded to the recent flooding in the country.
Tens of thousands of spectators loudly welcomed the leader as he appeared from a building as the clock struck midnight.
It’s unusual for North Korea to hold a military parade in the middle of the night, although such conditions may provide benefits in protecting sensitive information about weapons that were rolled out.
This week’s festivities are designed as a major event to glorify Kim Jong-un’s achievements as leader of North Korea.
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watched tens of thousands of dancers, gymnasts and other performers in a large-scale celebration on Sunday of the 75th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers' Party. Emer McCarthy reports.
Kim Jong-un has revealed a new intercontinental ballistic missile during a massive military parade marking the 75th anniversary of North Korea’s ruling party.
The Supreme Leader warned that his country would “fully mobilise” its nuclear force if threatened.
Addressing the crowds at the parade, Kim also praised North Korean citizens for their efforts against the spread of Covid-19, claiming the country recorded zero cases.
This comes as the secretive communist nation is facing its worst economic crisis in 10 years. Report by Avagninag. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Analysts and security officials say they are watching for signs that North Korea may use an upcoming holiday to unveil new weapons or test fire a submarine-launched ballistic missile, after a flurry of activity was detected at a naval base. Emer McCarthy reports.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has visited areas struck by a typhoon and called for 12,000 workers from the capital Pyongyang to join in the recovery efforts.
North Korean state-run TV showed footage of Kim and other officials surveying the damage in a rural and coastal area in South Hamgyong province.
According to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), Kim said that "the conditions of the overall coastline of our country are poor and sea dikes were not properly built.”
State media did not report any injuries or deaths, but the country’s main newspaper said that local officials will be “gravely punished” for failing to evacuate residents. Report by Avagninag. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Kim Jong-un has praised North Korea’s military for rebuilding a typhoon-hit village “as a socialist fairyland”.
The Supreme Leader was visiting an area in the south of the country, which has recently been struck by three typhoons.
After vanishing from public view and ongoing speculation about his health, Kim has made a series of appearances while leading the recovery efforts.
The communist country mobilised 12,000 workers from the capital Pyongyang to help the damaged regions. Report by Avagninag. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
North Korea has mobilised thousands of workers from its capital Pyongyang to help the nation’s countryside regions recently struck by a powerful typhoon.
After surveying the damage, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un wrote an open letter to members of the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea in Pyongyang, urging them to volunteer in the recovery effort.
About 12,000 people answered his call, attending a ceremony outside the Kumsusan Palace in the capital, where the bodies of past leaders Kim Il Sung and Kimg Jong Il are kept.
The communist country is reeling from three typhoons and a storm in just a month, on top of a self-imposed international lockdown against Covid-19. Report by Avagninag. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn