Saturday, July 31

North Korea: Kim Jong-un’s worrying warning of a “new hard march” in the country


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Kim Jong-un issued his warning during a conference of secretaries of the one-party cells held in Pyongyang.

“Another new and more difficult ‘arduous march'”.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un this week warned his citizens to prepare for extremely difficult times and apparently compared the situation to the devastating famine of 1990, in which an estimated hundreds of thousands of people died.

The Asian country faces its greatest moment of isolation in decades, after tighten border controls to prevent the entry of the coronavirus and suspend trade with China, its main supporter.

To this are added the international sanctions that weigh on the impoverished country, due to the development of its nuclear program.


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