Kim says North Korea facing its ‘worst-ever situation’ (Al Jazeera)

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    Kim says North Korea facing its ‘worst-ever situation’- By Al Jazeera and News Agencies (Al Jazeera) / April 7 2021

    North Korean leader also urges members of ruling Workers Party to be more proactive in overcoming ‘unprecedented challenges’.

    Kim Jong Un says North Korea is facing its “worst-ever situation” and called on “grassroots” members of the ruling Workers’ Party to be more proactive and responsible in carrying out the country’s new five-year economic plan.

    The comments, reported by state media on Wednesday, came as experts warn Kim is facing perhaps his toughest moment as he approaches a decade in rule, with North Korea’s coronavirus lockdown unleashing further shock on its sanctions-battered economy.

    North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency said Kim made the comments during an opening speech at a meeting of the Workers’ Party’s cell secretaries on Tuesday.

    “Improving the people’s living standards … even in the worst-ever situation in which we have to overcome unprecedentedly numerous challenges depends on the role played by the cells, the grassroots organisations of the party,” Kim was quoted as saying.

    CONTINUE > https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/4/7/n-koreas-kim-urges-party-members-to-be-more-proactive-kcna

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