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North Korea's Kim leads key military meet, artillery drill

Published on Apr 27, 2014 12:11 PM
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un receives applause as he guides the multiple-rocket launching drill of women's sub-units under KPA Unit 851, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency on April 24, 2014. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

SEOUL (AFP) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has carried out a rash of visits to military installations and chaired a meeting of senior figures in the armed forces, state media said on Sunday, amid global unease over a possible nuclear test.

The announcement by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) comes the day after US President Barack Obama lambasted the North as a "pariah" and said any atomic blast would lead to "more isolation".

After a series of visits to observe army drills over the last few days, Kim presided over an enlarged meeting of the Central Military Commission (CMC) of the ruling Workers' Party, KCNA said.

The meeting discussed ways to "win victory... in the confrontation with the US" as well as "organisational matters", the report said, suggesting a potential personnel reshuffle.

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