North Korean leader Kim Jong-un says his ‘invincible’ army is ‘absolutely loyal’

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has claimed that his commanding officers are “invincible” and “absolutely loyal” to his ruling Worker's Party.

He made the claims during a gathering of military educators over the weekend, Pyongyang's state media reports

The conference was organised by the Central Committee and Central Military Commission and took place at the April 25 House of Culture in the country's capital.

During the event, he announced a “radical turn” in new education projects.

This is to combat “changing times”, something he has touched up on many times in the last few months, according to the North's Korean Central News Agency.

A source at the event said: “He underscored the need to prepare all the military educationists to be true soldiers immensely loyal to the idea and leadership of the party and to organize and provide the military education strictly guided by the party's idea, policy and method so as to bring up all the cadets to be commanding officers who remain absolutely loyal to the Party Central Committee.

“He also called for concerted efforts to open a period for new surge and leaping progress for military educational revolution to ensure the invincibility of our revolutionary forces”.

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The source also confirmed to local news media outlets that there was no mention of any nuclear weapons or force, which has often been part of the rhetoric aimed at the country.

The gathering was also attended by senior officials from the General Political Bureau of the North's Korean People's Army.

It was the first such sessions to take place since 2015.

The hyping up of his army comes just days after he warned his population over the dangers of the new Omicron Covid strain – while also maintaining that there has never been a single case of the virus in the country.

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