Kim Jong Un sheds tears in rare apology for his leadership failure
In a rare apology for his failure
12 oct 2020
In leading the country through difficult times during his speech, last Saturday (Oct. 10), North Korean leader Kim Jong Un took off his glasses and cried, an indication, analysts say, of mounting pressure on his regime.
Speaking at the military parade commemorating the 75th anniversary of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea, Kim set aside a part of the speech to messages carefully crafted to appear sympathizing with the North Koreans, according to The Korea Times.
The 36-year-old leader said to the crowd in Pyongyang: "Our people have placed trust, as high as the sky and as deep as the sea, in me, but I have failed to always live up to it satisfactorily."
"I am really sorry for that," he said.
Some people in the crowd were seen crying as well.