High intensity provocations such as the 7th nuclear test are likely to be postponed until next year
Prospects for the presentation of next year’s policy direction at the plenary
Unlike last year, it appears to contain aggressive messages towards South Korea and the United States.
Reaffirming intention to strengthen nuclear weapons and missiles for internal unity
As North Korea decided to hold a plenary meeting at the end of the year to evaluate this year’s projects and discuss the direction of state affairs in the new year, the expected additional nuclear test is likely to be postponed until next year.
It is expected next year, while revealing that there are extensive tasks, that it will produce results that include measures to strengthen the economy and defense power.
This is reporter Shin Hyun-joon’s report.
North Korea announced that it would settle its policies this year while announcing that a plenary meeting would be held at the end of this month.
As a result, high-intensity provocations such as additional nuclear tests expected after the intercontinental ballistic missile and Hwasong-17 test launches are likely to be delayed until next year.
As last year, it is expected that the results of the plenary meeting will be announced at the beginning of the new year and policy instructions for the next year will be presented.
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Unlike last year, when there were no special messages for South Korea or the United States, it is expected to contain content that emphasizes Gangdae-gang’s strategy and offensive stance.
He is also expected to reaffirm his will to strengthen national defense capabilities, such as the development of nuclear weapons and missiles, to strengthen internal unity.
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Economic and quarantine issues are also expected to be dealt with heavily.
In particular, next year is expected to encourage tangible results as it has given itself meaning as an important year where a concrete guarantee needs to be established for the nation’s 75th anniversary and the completion of the five-year plan for economic development national.
However, experts point out that the economy of North Korea next year will be more difficult than any other year, as North Korea has locked its borders for three years due to corona, and China also maintains a no-corona policy.
This is YTN Shin Hyeon-meh.
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