N.Korea revises party rules

North Korea's state-run media is reporting that the ruling Workers' Party has revised its rules at a congress, clarifying the importance of powerful defense capabilities.

Korean Central Television reported on Sunday that the party adopted a resolution on amendments to the rules on Saturday, the fifth day of the congress.

The report says the revised preface adds the need for "steadily bolstering the armed forces of the Republic politically and ideologically and in military technique."

The report says, "In the part related to the fighting tasks for national reunification, it clearly clarified that powerful defense capabilities would contain military threats and safeguard the stability and peaceful environment of the Korean Peninsula."

South Korea's Yonhap news agency is reporting that the Worker' Party appears to have added to its rules the goal of strengthening defense capabilities.

In an address at the congress, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un announced a policy to strengthen nuclear and missile development. His remarks came days before the inauguration of US President-elect Joe Biden later this month.

The party congress is believed to be in the sixth day of the session.

The lineup of party executives and other decisions are expected to be announced later.