North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, has ‘banned’ social gatherings in the country and is ‘strengthening control of outside information’, it’s being reported.
As well as strengthening control in the country, gatherings which involve ‘singing, drinking and entertainment’ are now banned, the National Intelligence Service reported in a briefing, writes South Korean news agency Yonhap News.
The move adds to the already heavily-controlled conditions citizens in North Korea live under.
The National Intelligence Service are reported to have said:
[Pyongyang] has devised a system whereby party organs report people’s economic hardships on a daily basis and it has banned any gatherings related to drinking, singing and other entertainment and is strengthening control of outside information.
The agency also said it has been closely watching the possibility of a new missile test by the North this year, to escalate its threat to the US under the disguise of peaceful space development.
As to the possibility of another nuclear experiment, the NIS said there has not been any sign of an imminent test:
But we forecast that depending upon North Korean leader Kim’s determination, a nuclear test is possible any time.
Last week, North Korea ‘sentenced Donald Trump to death‘ for insulting Kim Jong-un.
The state media said the President of the US deserved the death penalty and also called him a coward for cancelling the visit to the Korean DMZ.
The statements came from the ruling party newspaper Rodong Sinmum, in which they admonished Trump for his visit to South Korea just last week.
According to The Guardian, the editorial said:
The worst crime for which he can never be pardoned is that he dared [to] malignantly hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership.
He should know that he is just a hideous criminal sentenced to death by the Korean people.
This comes after a slightly bizarre exchange of words between the two leaders, which culminated in a tweet from the US President saying he would never call him ‘short and fat’:
The North Korean paper also lodged a dig at Trump for his failed attempt to go to the DMZ due to bad weather.
The paper claimed it wasn’t the weather which resulted in the cancelled visit, but Trump’s cowardice to ‘face the glaring eyes of our troops’.
This also comes after North Korea reportedly sent a chilling warning to Vladimir Putin regarding a nuclear attack on the US.
Russia’s leader, Vladimir Putin, then passed the info straight to Washington, which has resulted in a change of approach from President Donald Trump.
When will all the haters and fools out there realize that having a good relationship with Russia is a good thing, not a bad thing. There always playing politics – bad for our country. I want to solve North Korea, Syria, Ukraine, terrorism, and Russia can greatly help!
However, officials from the Kremlin have denied any such knowledge of a personal correspondence between Kim Jong-un and their Commander in Chief, Vladimir Putin.
The message was apparently conveyed between the two nations by a letter, though the existence of such a letter has been denied officially.
It wouldn’t be the first time letters have been used as forms of communication from North Korea – Russia’s Chairwoman of the Federation Council, Valentina Matvienko, admitted she’d received a letter directly addressed to Putin last month, reports Sputnik.
It seems there’s some truth in the claims about the de-escalation of correspondence between Donald Trump and the leader of the DPRK, after Trump tweeted, he one day wanted to be friends with Kim.
Yeah, ok then!