SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea is planning to increase its nuclear capabilities, state media reported Sunday.

The rogue nuclear nation’s ruler Kim Jong Un led a meeting of the Workers’ Party’s military commission, during which “new policies for further increasing the nuclear war deterrence of the country” were presented, according to Pyongyang’s Korean Central News Agency, or KCNA.

The discussion also covered policies to put strategic armed forces “on high alert,” KCNA reported.

It was unclear what the policy includes.

North Korea is subject to international sanctions put in place in response to its nuclear program.

Negotiations with the United States have stalled since a summit between Kim and U.S. President Donald Trump in Vietnam in February 2019.


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