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What did Kim Jong-un say in 'special' speech on North Korea TV

AFP | DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published May 8, 2016, 1:50 pm IST
Updated May 8, 2016, 1:50 pm IST
Amidst much curosity, North Korea TV today aired the speech by its leader Kim Jong Un. (Photo: AP)
 Amidst much curosity, North Korea TV today aired the speech by its leader Kim Jong Un. (Photo: AP)

Seoul: North Korea flagged a "special" announcement on state television today, which turned out to be a recording of leader Kim Jong-Un's speech the day before to a rare ruling party congress.

In the past, notice of such a "special and important" announcement has preceded major events, such as a nuclear test or even the death of a top leader.

But at the allotted time, state television simply began airing its recording of Kim's lengthy report to the congress on Saturday -- a transcript of which had already been published by state media.

In his address, Kim unveiled a five-year economic plan and stressed that North Korea was a "responsible" nuclear weapons power with a no first-use policy and a commitment to non-proliferation.

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