Korea’s governing Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) commended Kim Jong Un’s leadership in nuclear weapons development, lauded his political accomplishments, and displayed new portraits and exhibits to commemorate his ten years in power as leader of the country (WPK).
The appointment of Kim Jong Il as supreme commander of the military after his father’s death in December 2011 is widely seen as the beginning of Kim’s ascension into power.
On Monday, the younger Kim will have been in power for 10 years, having been chosen as the party’s and the state’s top leader in 2007. Kim family has been in control of the one-party state for its entire existence.
The North Korean leader, Choe Ryong Hae, was praised as “a gifted thinker and theorist, outstanding statesman, and peerlessly great commander” in a speech delivered on Sunday at a national meeting. Choe is a member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Workers’ Party of Korea Central Committee and one of the most senior officials under Kim.
The celebrations marked the beginning of a week of commemorations that will include the 110th anniversary of the birth of Kim Il Sung, the founder of North Korea and grandfather of Kim Jong Un, on Friday.
A military parade that potentially take place this week has been seen on commercial satellite images, showing North Korean soldiers training. Furthermore, according to analysts, there are indications that North Korea may demonstrate its intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) during the event. Following the performance of a comprehensive intercontinental ballistic missile test for the first time since 2017, North Korea rang off alarm bells in Seoul, Tokyo, and Washington. The test marked the end of a self-imposed moratorium on such testing.
A new building site has been discovered at North Korea’s nuclear test site, increasing fears that the country could soon conduct its first nuclear test explosion since 2017. In a statement released last week, North Korea said that it opposed war but would not hesitate to deploy its nuclear weapons if attacked by the Republic of Korea.
Kim’s regime saw North Korea perform four of its six nuclear tests, as well as create enormous intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) capable of reaching anyplace in the United States, according to experts.
Even though North Korea was confronted with unprecedented challenges, Kim had ushered in a new age in which the country could grow and expand while maintaining its independence and self-sufficiency, according to Choe.
International sanctions, Covid-19 lockdown measures, as well as harsh weather, have all been used to wreak havoc on North Korea’s economy, which has endured significant contractions in recent years as a result of the country’s plight. A potential humanitarian crisis has been predicted by UN organisations.
On Sunday, state media announced the unveiling of a rare new official image of Kim, as well as the opening of a new exhibition in Pyongyang showcasing the accomplishments of his “immortal leadership.”
In the words of Colin Zwirko, an analytical reporter with NK News, which monitors North Korea, “ten years is a perfect opportunity for Kim to try to push his cult of personality even further.”