Saturday, February 02, 2013 10:23 pm
NKorea issues guidelines on strengthening military
The Associated Press
North Korea said last month that it would conduct a nuclear test to protest international sanctions toughened over its long-range rocket launch in December.
The official Korean Central News Agency said Sunday that Kim made a "historic" and "important concluding speech" at a meeting of the Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party. It said the speech served as a guideline for strengthening the military and defending national security and sovereignty. KCNA did not say when the meeting took place.
Analyst Hong Hyun-ik said the move suggests North Korea is preparing to conduct an atomic test soon.