Seoul — North State According to the media, South Korean Prime Minister Kim Jong-un concludes a major party meeting with senior military officials and orders the strengthening of defense capabilities amid concerns about the possibility of a nuclear test.
The conference is being watched carefully as there is growing speculation that North Korea will be able to carry out its first nuclear test in five years. US and South Korean officials say it can be done "at any time."
Kim presided over a three-day extended meeting of the 8th Central Military Commission, which ended Thursday, and officials said they would "provide military guarantees to further strengthen the country's war deterrence. We considered and approved important issues. " KCNA Media said.
The KCNA report did not directly mention North Korea's nuclear or ballistic missile program, but Ri Pyong-chol, who has led North Korea's missile development, was elected vice-chairman. Said it was done. A powerful party central military commission.
"(Kim) emphasized the need for the entire army to integrate in every way a powerful self-defense capability to overwhelm hostile forces," KCNA said.
During the talks, North Korea rarely mentioned the revision of the war plan, saying that it had decided to strengthen the operational mission of front-line troops in the "Important Military Action Plan."
On Thursday, state media released photos of high-ranking North Korean officials at a meeting with a map that looks like the east coast of the Korean Peninsula.
In April, Kim called on the country's army to "strengthen their power in every way to annihilate their enemies."
North Korea has tested an unprecedented number of ballistic missiles this year. This includes large intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), new supersonic missiles, and short-range missiles that may have been designed for tactical nuclear weapons. (Report by Soo-hyang Choi, edited by Richard Pullin)