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Kim Jong Un holds military meeting to discuss North Korea's nuclear arsenal

Kim quelled intense rumours about his health by attending a ceremony marking the completion of a fertiliser factory in his first public appearance in 20 days

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks as he takes part in a meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK). Photo: Reuters
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Frustrated over the lack of progress, Kim later said he would unveil "a new strategic weapon" and would no longer be bound by a self-imposed moratorium on nuclear and long-range missile tests

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North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un convened a key military meeting to discuss bolstering its nuclear arsenal and putting the country's strategic armed forces on a high alert, state media reported on Sunday, in his first known public appearance in about 20 days.

In early May, Kim quelled intense rumours about his health by attending a ceremony marking the completion of a fertiliser factory in his first public activities in 20 days.

But he hadn't again made any follow-up public appearance in about another 20 days until the state news agency on Sunday said that he led a meeting of

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First Published: May 24 2020 | 10:58 AM IST

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