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Kim Jong Un says he will embark on large and bold projects

Kim Jong Un says he will embark on large and bold projects

Posted December. 25, 2017 07:36,   

Updated December. 25, 2017 07:54


North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) quoted North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as saying that he would embark on large and bold projects to build a great socialist country at the fifth conference of cell chairs of the Workers’ Party of Korea.

Kim was also quoted as saying by Sunday’s report, “What we have done so far is only the start, and the Workers’ Party is planning bold and larger projects for the people.”

Some interpret the “bold and large projects” as the resumption of talks, but others believe he will make additional provocations different from past missile launches. They could even be the missile fires near the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, which was announced by Kim Jong Un in August, or launching North Korea’s new Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Hwasong-15 that was launched last month at a normal angle. However, the public opinion is that the rogue regime is referring to internal discipline of the party.

South Korean presidential office Chung Wa Dae is cautious in responding, while saying, “We will have to watch North Korea closely to figure out its real intention and future plans.”

Na-Ri Shin journari@donga.com · Hyo-Ju Son hjson@donga.com