02 Jan, 2023
By FactsWow Team
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has dismissed his next most powerful military official. According to state media.
Media Credits: CNBC
Park Jong Chon was the vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission of the ruling employees’ party and the Party Central Committee secretary.
Media Credits: Np
According to KCNA's official news agency, Park Jong Chon was replaced by Ri Yong Gil at the committee's annual general meeting last week. No reason was given for the change.
Media Credits: DW
Pyongyang regularly updates its leadership, and the year-end party convention was often used to announce personnel changes and important policy decisions.
Media Credits: The Japan Times
Kim Jong Un heads the party's Central Military Commission, considered the country's most powerful military decision-making body, above the Ministry of Defense.
Media Credits: NBC News
Pak Jong Chon's replacement came as Kim Jong Un called for developing new ICBMs and larger nuclear weapons to counter the United States adefedefencerea as key to North Korea's 2023 defense strategy.
Media Credits: UPI
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