Kim Jong Un
North Korea

North Korean Leader Holds Meeting To Discuss Bolstering Military

The Korean Central News Agency did not say when the meeting took place.

Kim Jong Un

The North Korean leader has held a party meeting to address steps to bolster the country's military.

The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said Kim Jong Un brought together the Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party.

According to the agency, "important military issues and measures for organising or expanding and reorganising new units ... (and) changing the affiliation of some units and changing deployment of (others)," were discussed.

The country carried out two major tests at its long-range rocket and missile engine site earlier in December.

It is believed, according to experts, these demonstrate North Korea may be planning for a banned satellite launch or an intercontinental ballistic missile test.

The United States is closely watching the country for signs of a possible missile launch or nuclear test in the coming days that officials are referring to as a "Christmas surprise".

Cover image: North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un (Picture: PA).