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KJU Zooms Preliminary CMC Meeting

A preparatory meeting held in advance of the 5th meeting of the Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] Central Military Commission occurred via teleconference on 23 June (Tuesday).  Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) presided over the meeting, which was attended by CMC Vice Chairman and KWP Munitions Industry Department Director Ri Pyong (Ri Pyo’ng-ch’o’l), along with selected CMC members.

The preparatory meeting “examined agenda items of major military policies to be laid before the fifth meeting of the Seventh WPK Central Military Commission” and studied “a report and decisions, which will be submitted to the fifth meeting, and some documents carrying the state measures for further bolstering the war deterrent of the country.”

The CMC also “took stock of the prevailing situation and suspended military action plans against the south brought for the fifth meeting of the Seventh Central Military Commission by the General Staff of the Korean People’s Army.”

Ri Pyong Chol (right) shakes hands with senior officials of North Korea’s defense industry (file photo)


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