Kim Jong Un: Tearful apology to his country

In his emotional speech, Kim reflected on the challenging times that people worldwide are experiencing due to the coronavirus pandemic.

For the first time for Kim Jong Un, the North Korean leader apologized for his epic loss to stand by his people during the pandemic’s hard time. The Guardian initially reports this on Monday.

The teary speech by Kim Jong Un

Speaking at his ruling party’s grand 75th birthday party, a visibly emotional Kim acknowledges many facts. One such is that he did not live up to the trust that North Koreans placed in him. As well as for that, he was “really sorry.”

Kim also removed his glasses and wiped away tears during the speech, according to the report.

The leader highlights the legacy of the “great work” done by his ancestors. Kim says, “I am entrusted with the important responsibility to lead this country as well as, I am also to uphold the cause of the great comrades Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il. However, thanks to the trust of all the people. Because of them, my efforts and sincerity have not been sufficient enough to rid our people of the difficulties in their lives.”

Kim Jong Un reflects on the past and the future

In his passionate speech, Kim reflected on the challenging time people worldwide were experiencing due to the coronavirus pandemic and expressed his desire to improve South Korea relations. He avoided any direct criticisms at Washington, D.C.

On Saturday, North Korea showcased its latest missile, which was larger than North Korea’s known intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), at a vast military parade.

The big concerns still loom ahead

Post the ICBMs launch, both the States and the South Korean republic harbor their concerns and doubts. A grand show of power in the North Korean Leader has put the big players in unrest.

Consequently, North Korea has uneasy ties with both the U.S. and South Korea for a long time. And now that they should work on resolving those, this move by the former is unprecedented.

What South Korea has to say

Post the parade, South Korea Sunday expressed concerns and once again urged N. Korea to abide by its previous disarmament pledges. “North Korea unveiled weapons including what was suspected to be a new long-range ballistic missile,” South Korean Defence Ministry said in a statement.

The statement also reminded N. Korea to stick to its 2018 inter-Korean deals aimed at lowering animosities.

In a separate statement, South Korea’s Foreign Ministry urged its neighbor to return to talks to achieve denuclearization and peace in the whole of the Korean peninsula.

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