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Kim Jong Un Underlines Need to Channel Efforts into Bolstering up Country's Defence Capabilities

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)

Pyongyang, January 1 (KCNA) -- Supreme leader Kim Jong Un in his New Year Address underscored the need to continue to channel great efforts into bolstering up the country's defence capabilities.

Strengthening defence capabilities is the most important of all state affairs, and the country's dignity, people's happiness and peace rest on powerful arms, he noted, adding:

We should further develop the People's Army into the powerful revolutionary army of Paektusan that is unfailingly faithful to the Party, the leader, the country and the people.

He called for making all the companies of the People's Army elite combat ranks fully prepared politically and ideologically, militarily and technologically and dear homes of soldiers overflowing with brotherly affection.

He underlined the need to train them to be strong in ideology and faith and ready to defend the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun and the Party Central Committee unto death.

He called on them to intensify combat training and launch a brisk movement for becoming crackshots so as to prepare themselves to be a-match-for-a-hundred combatants with excellent marksmanship, strong physique and a high sense of discipline.

He stressed the need for the Korean People's Internal Security Forces to creditably discharge its noble mission and duty of defending the leader, system and people by thoroughly establishing the Party's command system and revolutionary military climate in it, and for the Worker-Peasant Red Guards to intensify combat training and remain fully ready for action at all times.

He underscored the need for the sector of defence industry to manufacture larger numbers of modern military hardware of our own style that are light, unmanned, intelligent and of high precision to solidify the self-defence capabilities. -0-

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