'Powerful weapon' likely to put all of Japan within range, and experts say it could lay the groundwork for longer-range solid-fueled missile.
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The appointment of former Obama administration official Kurt Campbell will 'supercharge' Biden’s standing in Asia, experts said.
Kim wrapped up the congress on Tuesday by noting the importance of nuclear weapons and a strong military in the face of what it calls a “hostile policy” by the U.S.
The document appears to highlight the large role Japan played in its formation and after, touting the “strategic resonance” of Tokyo’s “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” concept.
Economic revitalization minister Yasutoshi Nishimura made the request after the three-day weekend saw no change in the number of people venturing out.
Kim Jong Un was elected to the top post Monday, taking the mantle from his late father in a move seen as cementing the role of the Workers’ Party of Korea in the country’s affairs.
Prior to the amendment to the party’s rules, the congress — where leader Kim Jong Un has announced key regime decisions and plans — had been sporadically held.
The U.S. has lifted decades-old restrictions on contacts between U.S. officials and their Taiwanese counterparts, just days before President-elect Joe Biden is due to take office.
Kim vows to bolster arsenal — including via new weapons tests — but leaves door open to diplomacy with the United States.
The leader teased the possibility of improved ties with Seoul and vowed to expand "external relations" in his first remarks on foreign policy since Joe Biden's election.