Kim Jong Un toured a pig farm while thousands of his own people starve

Louis Dor
Monday 24 April 2017 11:30
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One of the latest statements from North Korea's interior ministry reads...

Now that we possess mighty nuclear power to protect ourselves from US nuclear threat, we will respond without the slightest hesitation to full-out war with full-out war and to nuclear war with our style of nuclear strike, and we will emerge victor in the final battle with the US.

...which is not the most diplomatic statement ever issued.

Rodong Sinmun, the newspaper of the North’s ruling Workers’ Party, said in an editorial:

Our revolutionary forces are combat-ready to sink a US nuclear powered aircraft carrier with a single strike.

The paper compared the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group, ordered by President Donald Trump to sail to the waters of the Korean peninsula as a warning against further nuclear missile tests, to a "gross animal".

The country's leader Kim Jong-Un, meanwhile, toured a pig farm in a factory.

Picture: KCNA/REUTERS(KCNA/REUTERS)

A UN report released in March found that 18 million people in North Korea are not getting enough food, while Kim Jong-Un funds his nuclear programme.

Amidst political tensions, an estimated 18 million people across DPRK [North Korea] continue to suffer from food insecurity and undernutrition, as well as a lack of access to basic services.

Furthermore, 10.5 million people, or 41 per cent of the total population, are undernourished,

Picture: KCNA/REUTERS(KCNA/REUTERS)

HT Metro

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