BEIJING, 07 APR – North Korean leader Kim Jong-un admitted that the country is facing the “worst situation ever” by addressing thousands of grassroots members of the Workers’ Party during a political conference held in Pyongyang. The ‘young general’ is believed to be experiencing the most difficult moment since the rise to power in December 2011, after the death of his father Kim Jong-il, due to the closure of North Korea as an extreme measure to contain the contagion of Covid-19 , weighing on an economy ravaged by decades of poor management and sanctions that have resulted from UN resolutions in response to nuclear programs and repeated ballistic missile launches. The official news agency, KCNA, reported that Kim made his comments during the opening speech in Pyongyang of a meeting of the secretaries of “party cells”, the basic units of the Workers’ Party made up of 5 to 30 members, in order to help “the removal of anti-socialist and non-socialist practices”. Jo Yong-won, an official believed to be Kim’s primary aide to the point of being considered the new number 3 in the top-level hierarchy after the party congress in January, pointed out the mistakes of the secretaries who “stopped before fighting intensely. ”Against anti-socialist and non-socialist practices. (HANDLE).