NK calls for increased agro-fishery output to overcome sanctions

By Yonhap
  • Published : Nov 13, 2017 - 13:43
  • Updated : Nov 13, 2017 - 13:43

A leading North Korean mouthpiece on Monday urged its people to make more yields in fruits, agriculture and fisheries to cope with the ongoing UN sanctions.

"The US imperialists say ICBMs, strategic bombers and nuclear submarines are their top three strategic assets, but our ones are Gold Mountains, Gold Fields and Gold Seas," Rodong Sinmun, a daily of the North's ruling Worker's Party, said in an article. In the North, Gold Mountains, Gold Fields and Gold Seas mean "big harvest" in fruits, agriculture and fisheries, respectively.

"Let laughters of the people full of happiness and delight resonate in every corner of the country by strongly pushing for campaigns for higher production in the sectors," the paper said. 

This undated composite file photo shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un inspecting a farm under a military unit, calling for the need to develop seeds that produce a higher yield. (For Use Only in the Republic of Korea. No Redistribution) (Yonhap)

The paper featured good productions made in the sectors in an apparent effort to publicize the North's economic system normally operates despite the sanctions.

The daily denounced the sanctions as designed, in essence, to "deprive North Korean people of their joy, laughter, dream and future."

North Korean media have called for more achievements in economic sectors day by day since Oct. 7, when North Korean leader Kim Jong-un stressed the need to get over the sanctions by further developing its self-supporting economy during a plenary meeting of the ruling party's central committee. (Yonhap)