Pyongyang, North Korea – Nuclear weapons and missile programs might bring up “dignity and power,” said North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-Un at the seventh Worker’s Party Congress.

After 36 years, this congress of the Workers’ Party held in the April 25 House of Culture, unfolded behind closed doors in Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea, on Friday morning. More than 100 outside journalists invited to the rare event were denied access to the theater.

Kim Jong-un addresses the audience at the WPG
North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Un is expecting to further consolidate his control over a country that has grown increasingly unique over their pursuit of nuclear weapons. Image Credit: IB Times

Therefore had to rely on the North’s state-run Central TV, which didn’t release footage of Kim Jong-Un addressing the delegates. This gathering served the North Korean leader to consolidate his power showing off his nuclear weapons program as his biggest achievement.

“In this year of the seventh party congress, the military and the people accomplished the great success in the first hydrogen bomb test and the launch of an earth observation satellite, Kwangmyongsong-4, to brilliantly illuminate the prowess of Juche Joson,” said Jong-Un.

Grounded for testing

As said before, Kim is expecting to further consolidate his control over a country that has grown increasingly unique over their pursuit of nuclear weapons. Including its fourth nuclear test in January, which led to U.N. resolutions in March tightening sanctions.

It’s worth remembering the United States and South Korea vowed to go off the rails to stop North Korea. They’ve tried isolating the North with the enforcement of United Nations. Sanctions have been introduced hoping Kim Jong-Un gives up its nuclear weapons. Nevertheless, these attempts haven’t worked at all.

“The congress will make everything possible to stop the forced labor thousands of North Koreans are subject to as part of everyday life under Kim Jong-un abusive rule,” said Phil Robertson. Robertson is the deputy Asia director at Human Rights Watch.

The Kim Dynasty

The Kim Dynasty is a three-generation lineage of North Korean leadership descending from the country’s first leader, Kim Il-sung, in 1948. Kim  Il came to rule the North after the end of Japanese control in 1945 split the region.

He began the Korean War in 1950 in an attempt to reunite the peninsula. Kim developed a cult of personality closely tied to their state philosophy of Juche. Which has been already passed on to his successors, his son Kim Jong-Il and grandson Kim Jong-Un.

Kim Jong-un became North Korea’s leader on December 29, 2011. Kim made an effort to distinguish himself from the reputations of his father and brothers. Thus, he developed an academic, feminine, and introverted attitude.

Source: NK News