With the world dealing with the global pandemic on one hand, North Korea on the other hand has been augmenting its defence and nuclear capabilities.
Per the report of the state media KCNA, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un presided over a Central Military Commission meeting and discussed “new policies for further increasing the nuclear war deterrence of the country”.
The leaders of the ruling Workers’ Party also discussed important military steps and organisational and political measures to further bolster up the overall armed forces.
The KCNA reported, “Set forth at the meeting were new policies for further increasing the nuclear war deterrence of the country and putting the strategic armed forces on a high alert operation in line with the general requirements for the building and development of the armed forces of the country”.
During the meeting, Ri Pyong-chol, known for his involvement in the North’s arms development, was elected as Vice-Chairman of the Central Military Commission, the KCNA said.
Kim Jong-un last presided over a Central Military Commission meeting in mid-December.