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Kim Jong Un Vows to Boost North Korea’s Defense Capabilities

By Kyodo News 7 January 2021

BEIJING—North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has pledged to strengthen the country’s defense capacities at the first congress of the ruling party in more than five years, state-run media reported Thursday.

He vowed to protect national security by “placing the state defense capabilities on a much higher level”, the official Korean Central News Agency said.

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