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North Korea urges troops to be ‘human bombs’

North Korea told its military on Sunday to become “human rifles and bombs” to defend new leader Kim Jong-Un and vowed an all-out push for prosperity, in a New Year message setting out policy goals.
“The entire army should place absolute trust in and follow Kim Jong-Un and become human rifles and bombs to defend him unto death…” an editorial in official newspapers said, a day after the late leader’s young son was proclaimed supreme military commander.
Jong-Un visited a tank division on New Year’s Day, the state KCNA news agency said, accompanied by his influential uncle Jang Song-Thaek, military chief Ri Yong-Ho and other military leaders.
“The whole party, the entire army and all the people should possess a firm conviction that they will become human bulwarks and human shields in defending Kim Jong-Un unto death, and follow the great party for ever,” the editorial said. Jong-Un, aged in his late 20s, was swiftly proclaimed the “great successor” after his father and longtime leader Kim Jong-Il died on December 17.
On Saturday the North announced he had formally been appointed supreme commander of the 1.2-million-strong military, the world’s fourth-largest.



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