North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sheds tears, apologises for failures

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Published: October 13,2020 03:07 PM
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October 13, 2020: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has shed tears during a speech at a military parade over the weekend as he thanked troops for their sacrifices.

October 13, 2020: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has shed tears during a speech at a military parade over the weekend as he thanked troops for their sacrifices and apologised to citizens for failing to improve their lives.



Speaking at a military parade on Saturday, Kim became emotional as he paid tribute to troops for their response to national disasters and preventing a coronavirus outbreak and apologised to citizens for failing to raise living standards.



Kim said he was grateful that not a single North Korean had been infected with the virus.



The impact of anti-coronavirus measures, international sanctions, and several typhoons combined to prevent the government from following through on promises to improve citizens' lives, Kim said.



"My efforts and sincerity have not been sufficient enough to rid our people of the difficulties in their life. Our people, however, have always believed and absolutely trusted me, and supported my choice and determination, whatever it is," he said.