The Joongang Ilbo English language edition is reporting that the North Koran legislature will meet again shortly.
The Supreme People’s Assembly is the highest organ of power under the North Korean constitution. North Korea’s first official denial came on April 17, when an unidentified military commentator issued a lengthy statement to accuse Seoul of “plotting against” Pyongyang.
In a highly unusual development, North Korea announced yesterday it will hold its second parliamentary session in less than two months in June. The country’s leader, Kim Jong-il, will likely attend the meeting.
The last session of the Supreme People’s Assembly was held on April 9. Since 1998, North Korea’s rubber-stamp parliament has met only once each year, except in 2003. The June session will come a month after Kim Jong-il’s visit to China.
Analysis. Interesting. Whatever the reason I expect that some kind of major announcement will be made that will set North Korean policy for some time to come. The meeting might have even been scheduled sooner. However, it may take a fair amount of time to set up an extraordinary session of this group. Nothing on KCNA yet about this.