14 April 2017

News Story: DPRK's top leader makes frequent public appearances amid tension with U.S.

North Korean Dictator: Kim Jong Un
PYONGYANG, April 13 (Xinhua) -- Kim Jong Un, the supreme leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), has made frequent public appearances this week amid rising tension with the United States over the latter's threat to take military action against Pyongyang.

Kim attended an inaugural ceremony of Ryomyong Street, a new residential street for scientists, in downtown Pyongyang Thursday morning. He did not make any speech at the ceremony to open the street, which has many modern and chic high-rise residential condominiums.

The event drew over 100 foreign journalists that have come to cover celebrations of the 105th birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung, late top leader and founding father of the country. The day has also been known as "Festival of the Sun" here.

Kim is expected to review military parades and watch mass celebrations and dancing in central Pyongyang's Kim Il Sung Square on Saturday, on which the birthday of his late grandfather falls.

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