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North Korea announces five-year economic plan, to use nuclear power only when provoked

North Korea plans to conscientiously conform

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PYONGYANG, North Korea – Kim Jong Un reportedly clarified during the rare ruling party congress on May 8 that, “as a responsible nuclear weapons state,” North Korea would resort to nuclear weapons only if the country’s sovereignty is threatened.  > Big News Network

Reports stated that the elusive nation has made similar statements in the past, but to no avail, as it continued to defy sanctions imposed on it by the United Nations.

According to reports, Kim Jong Un reportedly said that North Korea plans to conscientiously conform to its nuclear non-proliferation requirements, and added that they also will “strive for global denuclearisation.”

Additionally, the North Korean leader reportedly announced that his government is prepared to repair relations with hostile countries, and also mapped out a five-year plan, its first since the 1980’s, leading experts to believe that he plans to rule like his grandfather Kim Il Sung.

Experts reportedly opine that Kim Jong Un’s preparation of an economic plan was “significant,” especially considering the Workers’ Party is expected to adopt Kim’s “byungjin” policy of simultaneously prioritising economy and nuclear prowess as their line of thought.

Reports added that Kim Jong Un also spoke to the congress about repairing ties with rival South Korea that had been jeopardised since the 1950-53 Korean War ended in a truce, in spite of analysts pointing out that similar claims had been made in the past, with little progress.

In spite of Kim Jong Un’s declaration, South Korea is still reportedly claiming that its rival is likely to conduct a fifth nuclear test in the near future.


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