According to KCNA, Kim chaired a meeting of the Central Military Commission (CMC) of the Workers’ Party of Korea.
KCNA did not elaborate, but said that “significant steps have been taken to significantly increase the firepower capability of the Korean People’s Army’s artillery pieces,” as well as to force the strategic armed forces into a high-alert operation. “
At the meeting, Kim signed seven orders, KCNA reported. The KCNA said it had issued orders to “increase” the responsibilities and roles of large military educational institutions, “restructure the military command system to fulfill the mission and duties of security institutions” and to promote commanding officers to military posts.
According to KCNA, the meeting “reviewed and analyzed the various shortcomings of the military and political activities of the DPRK as a whole” and discussed “systematic issues to overcome them” according to KCNA.
According to KCNA, the meeting “served as a significant turning point in enhancing the capabilities of the revolutionary armed forces.”
US talks with North Korea have stalled
North Korea test-fired a missile earlier this year.
North Korea has been aggressively testing missiles in recent years, despite allegations from the United States and other countries.
Nuclearization talks with the United States stalled last fall. Kim warned the United States that talks should begin by the end of this year.
When that deadline came from Washington and left without any movement, Kim announced during a New Year’s Day message that his country would encourage its nuclear resistance and would no longer fall into the hands of a self-imposed moratorium on large arms tests.