Kim Jong-un Rails at 'Hostile Forces' Imposing Sanctions

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    April 11, 2019 08:20

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said his country needs to deliver a "serious blow" to those imposing sanctions by building a self-reliant economy, the official [North] Korean Central News Agency said Thursday.

    KCNA said Kim stated North Korea's position on the second U.S.-North Korea summit that took place recently, saying, "We must deal a serious blow to the hostile forces who are mistakenly determined to bring us down with sanctions by advancing the socialist construction to a high level of self-reliance that fits our circumstances and state, based on our own power, technology and resources."

    North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un waves as he arrives at the Dong Dang railway station, Vietnam, at the border with China on Feb. 26, 2019. /Reuters

    North Korea is expected to convene a session of its legislature, the Supreme People's Assembly, on Thursday, while U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to hold a summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in later on Thursday.

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