North Korea calls South Korea's F-35 jet purchases 'extremely risky action'

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North Korea has revised its constitution to make Kim Jong Un head of state, a promotion that could help normalize the isolated country's diplomatic relations with the rest of the world.

The new constitution, unveiled on the Naenara state portal site on Thursday, said that Kim as chairman of the State Affairs Commission (SAC), a top governing body created in 2016, was "the supreme representative of all the Korean people", which means head of state, and "commander-in-chief".

The change is the latest example of Kim's efforts to establish North Korea a normal country that can be trusted with nuclear weapons and operate free from global sanctions.

Kim Jong Un has already wielded absolute authority in his country since succeeding his late father as supreme leader at the end of 2011, but the latest move essentially formalizes his leading role in diplomatic affairs following more than a year of historic top-level meetings with the leaders of China, South Korea, the United States and Russian Federation. He met Kim three times previous year.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrives at the railway station before his departure in Vladivostok, Russia April 26, 2019.

North Korea is looking to distribute the digital book nationwide. The software is available for multiple operating systems, including Windows and North Korea's own Linux-based Red Star.

Despite the warning, it's unclear if North Korean can conduct a major weapons test any time soon because that would likely disrupt a positive atmosphere after the June 30 summit between Trump and Kim at the Korean border village of Panmunjom.

The latest statement didn't criticize the USA directly. The event took place just over a week after Kim had his third and latest encounter with President Donald Trump. The two leaders have emphasized their personal relations are amicable.

Tensions were raised in May when North Korea fired short-range missiles for the first time since November 2017, during a standstill in its talks with Washington over denuclearisation.

Though it lacked substance, the impromptu meeting was the first between Trump and Kim since their second summit in Vietnam in February collapsed without any agreement due to squabbling over US -led sanctions on the North, and the two leaders agreed to resume working-level nuclear talks.

The two men failed to come to any agreement during their Vietnam talks, but have maintained public trust in one another and these sentiments were on full display during their meeting at the demilitarized zone. North Korea's founder and the current leader's grandfather, Kim Il Sung, was posthumously named the country's eternal president.

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