Kim Jong-un held a party meeting after a long absence

US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — DPRK leader Kim Jong-un held an expanded meeting of the Central Military Committee of the Korean Labor Party, the ruling party in North Korea. The issues of improving nuclear deterrence were considered.

The Central Telegraph Agency of Korea published material on the meeting on Sunday, the date of the event is not specified, but it is indicated that the orders that the DPRK leader signed following the meeting were published on May 23.

At the meeting, new policy directions were formulated to further build up nuclear deterrence and bring strategic forces to high alert.

Messages about Kim Jong-un’s participation in public events did not appear for 20 days (on April 12, he did not attend the annual session of the Supreme National Assembly, and also for the first time in his reign, did not participate in the ceremony marking the occasion of the 108th anniversary of Kim Il Sung ), which provided the basis for rumors circulated in Western, South Korean and Japanese media about serious health problems of the head of the DPRK.

On May 1, Kim Jong-un cut the ribbon on the occasion of Labor Day, opening a fertilizer factory.

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