China and North Korea Strengthen Ties Despite Speculations of Pyongyang's Alignment with Moscow
Anurima Das -
Chinese President Xi Jinping and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un revealed the initiative in their New Year messages, reinforcing the longstanding strategic alliance between the two nations.
Kim Jong Un Issues Strong Warning of Retaliation Against South Korea and US in Case of Provocation
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The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) conveyed that, during a meeting with North Korea's top commanding officers in Pyongyang on New Year's Eve, Kim emphasized the need for the military to "annihilate" the enemy if provoked.
North Korea Announces Plans to Launch Three Additional Military Spy Satellites and Expand Nuclear Arsenal in the Coming Year
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The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) revealed that Kim Jong-un highlighted the successful launch of the first spy satellite, Malligyong-1, in 2023, announcing plans for three more such satellites in 2024.
Year-End Party Meeting Convened in North Korea with Leader Kim in Attendance
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The North Korean leader referred to 2023 as a "year of great importance," highlighting significant victories and achievements in various fields related to socialist construction and the strengthening of national power.
Kim Jong-un: ICBM Launch Signals North Korea's Response to US Actions
Anurima Das -
This marked North Korea's fifth ICBM launch in the year, and experts noted the missile's capability to reach any part of the continental US if fired on a normal trajectory.
North Korea Launches Unspecified Ballistic Missile Toward East Sea for Second Consecutive Day
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The recent provocations further strain relations, especially after North Korea terminated the 2018 inter-Korean military agreement, heightening regional concerns. The North's latest ballistic missile launch follows a failed attempt on November 22.
North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un Swiftly Showcasing Daughter to Emphasize Will for Succession, Says Minister
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Amidst signs of multiple difficulties faced by North Korea, including diplomatic mission closures and a food shortage, Minister Kim Yung-ho urged a shift in state policy focus from a military-centric approach to measures enhancing people's livelihoods. He emphasized the need for a bold decision in this regard during the upcoming party meeting later this month, where North Korea will review its 2023 policy measures.