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Will never give in to sanctions: Kim Jong-un

IANS  |  Pyongyang 

North Korean leader has vowed never to give in to sanctions, adding that needs to deliver a "serious blow" to those imposing it, reported on Thursday.

According to the state-run Korean (KCNA), Kim made the remark during a plenary session of the of the ruling party ON Wednesday, a day before the North is to convene the first session of its 14th Supreme People's Assembly, reports

"He underscored the need to more vigorously advance socialist construction by dint of self-supporting national economy... so as to deal a telling blow to the hostile forces who go with bloodshot eyes miscalculating that sanctions can bring to its knees," the said.

"Self-reliance and self-supporting national economy are the bedrock of the existence of our own style socialism, the motive power of its advance and development and the eternal lifeline essential to the destiny of our revolution," quoted Kim as saying.

According to the report, Kim mentioned self-reliance dozens of times during the meeting.

He also mentioned his second summit with US in February in but steered clear of criticism directly pointed at or his country's nuclear programme.

The summit fell apart as Kim and Trump failed to find common ground over how to match Pyongyang's denuclearization steps with Washington's sanctions relief.

wanted major sanctions relief in exchange for dismantling its

But insisted on what officials described as "a big deal" that called for trading sanctions relief for the dismantlement of all of the North's nuclear and other weapons programmes.

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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 08:32 IST
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