North Korea has conducted 17 missile launches this year alone
, including two successful tests of presumed intercontinental ballistic missiles
South Korea and the US put on an aerial show of force to North Korea on Tuesday
, volare 20 fighter jets over waters west of the Korean Peninsula in response to Pyongyang’s recent missile tests
It came a day after the two allies fired eight missiles into nearby waters
, which they said demonstrated that
“even if North Korea provokes with missiles from multiple locations
, (South Korea and the US have
) the ability and readiness to immediately strike with precision.
The KCNA report of the plenary meeting Saturday made no mention of North Korea’s nuclear capability, missile tests, the US or South Korea.
tuttavia, Kim reaffirmed the principle of “power to power,” quale “will not yield a single inch,” in defending national sovereignty, and presented military tasks for North Korea’s forces and defense research department, KCNA said.
Who is Choe Son Hui?
Nato a 1964 in Pyongyang, Choe is the daughter of former North Korean prime minister Choe Yong Rim, according to South Korean Unification Ministry data.
She first appeared in the media in 1997 as the interpreter for North Korean delegates in four-party nuclear negotiations with its neighbors. She again joined the negotiation during six-party talks in the 2000s.
Choe played a key role during North Korea’s summits with the US, leading an aggressive negotiation effort aimed at the US leadership of former President Donald Trump. Her statements published on North Korean state media alternated between threatening a “nuclear showdown” to offers of dialogue.
She accompanied North Korean leader Kim for summits in Singapore in 2018 and Hanoi a year later, sitting alongside him at the negotiation table.
In her latest statement in March of last year, she demanded the US cease its “hostile policy” against North Korea, including its joint drills with South Korea.