N.Korean media yet to report on Supreme People's Assembly

Media in North Korea have yet to report on a meeting of the Supreme People's Assembly that was expected to start in Pyongyang on Tuesday.

Ruling party newspaper Rodong Sinmun dedicated its Wednesday front page to an article about leader Kim Jong Un sending New Year's greetings to the heads of China, Russia and other friendly countries.

The media's silence raises the possibility that they may only report on the multi-day parliamentary session following its conclusion.

During last September's two-day session, the media reported daily. But they only reported on the overall outcome of the previous two-day session in February.

Representatives from across North Korea are believed to have gathered in Pyongyang for the latest session. All eyes are on whether Kim will deliver a speech in person.

Kim announced a policy to step up the country's nuclear and missile development at the ruling party's Central Committee held in late December. The Supreme People's Assembly is expected to adopt a budget in line with that policy.