Kim Jong-un is a North Korean politician who has been the Supreme Leader of North Korea since 2011.
North Korea appeared to fire an intercontinental ballistic missile yesterday in a defiant show of force just hours after US President Joe Biden wrapped up a visit to the region, testing his efforts to strengthen defence ties with South Korea and Japan.
Until recently, the thin ribbon of land that has separated the two Koreas since 1953 had been largely calm. But in recent months, tensions have escalated, with Kim Jong-un testing larger missiles and with the election of a more hawkish South Korean leader.
North Korea started the year with an unprecedented flurry of missile launches, squeezing four weapons tests into a 12-day period in what appears to be an effort to fulfil leader Kim Jong-un’s pledge to modernise the country’s war deterrents regardless of international sanctions.
NORTH Korea marked the 10th anniversary of the death of leader Kim Jong-il yesterday with a memorial service attended by thousands and overseen by his son Kim Jong-un, state television footage showed.
North Korea is expanding a plant used to enrich uranium for nuclear bombs, two reports based on satellite imagery show, in fresh signs that Kim Jong Un is removing self-imposed constraints on his atomic weapons programme put in place during talks with the US.
The powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un dismissed prospects for early resumption of diplomacy with the United States, saying the U.S. expectations for talks would “plunge them into a greater disappointment.”
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