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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un acknowledges economic shortfalls amid COVID-19, flooding and heavy sanctions – ABC News

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un says his plans to improve the country’s dismal economy are failing, as South Korea’s spy agency says stress is causing the North’s leader to delegate some of his powers.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has acknowledged his plans to improve the country’s dismal economy are failing.
Key points:

  • Mr Kim made the unusually frank comments at a meeting of the party’s decision-making Central Committee
  • The country’s party said “severe internal and external situations” meant the economy had not improved
  • Seoul’s spy agency said the stress of managing state affairs had caused Mr Kim to recently delegate some of his powers

Mr Kim said ec…

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