Kim Jong Un ‘Desperate’ to Control Narrative in North Korea: US Official


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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's public moves to stop pursuing eventual unification with the South is rooted in a "desperate" effort to control the flow of information in country, according to a Biden administration diplomat. The remark comes amid decades-high tensions on the Korean Peninsula, exacerbated by the North's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs, its first successful spy satellite launch, and the South's military exercises with U.S. forces. Earlier this year, the 40-year-old supreme leader said a rapprochement with the South was no longer practical, with the country's rubber-stamp parliament announcing it was amending the constitution to label...