Kim Jong Un Admits Failures In Rare Display Of Contrition : NPR

At a party congress gathering in Pyongyang, Kim Jong Un acknowledged that policies of the past five years had been an abject failure.

“Mistakes were made.”

That’s according to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who in an address to a ruling party meeting made a frank admission — that the country’s policies in the past five years had ended in abject failure.

“Almost all sectors fell a long way short of the set objectives,” Kim told thousands of delegates to the Workers’ Party’s 8th Congress who were seated in a huge auditorium in Pyongyang.

The country should digest the “bitter lessons” of failure, Kim added, and “be bold enough to recognize the mistakes, which, if left unaddressed, will grow into bigger obstacles.”

Source: Kim Jong Un Admits Failures In Rare Display Of Contrition : NPR