Kim Jong-un orders increased production of artillery in N. Korea: report

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Kim Jong-un orders increased production of artillery in N. Korea: report

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un recently ordered the country's arms industry workers to increase their production of artillery, a television report out of Pyongyang showed Saturday.

In a documentary film aired on the Korean Central TV Broadcasting Station, Kim was seen chairing a consultative meeting of defense industry workers on March 17.

"Once the war breaks out, we have to destroy the enemies' key military locations and government institutions with a quick and sudden strike," Kim was quoted as saying. "We must absolutely guarantee the quality of our artillery and shells to ensure a rapid pre-emptive attack on our enemies."

Kim also noted that the North's enemies are preparing for war, which further demands production of "trustworthy" artillery for Pyongyang.

Kim was accompanied by Pak To-chun, the arms secretary for the Workers' Party, according to the film.

On March 26, the North had said its military would place its missile and artillery units into the highest combat readiness posture.


[Yonhap]

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