Pyongyang adopts new law to safeguard state secrets

Seoul, Feb 3 (EFE).- North Korea adopted a new law aimed at safeguarding state secrets at a parliamentary meeting, the state news agency KCNA reported Friday, in an apparent attempt to toughen internal discipline in the country.

The decision was made at a plenary meeting Thursday in Pyongyang, where other decisions regarding the management of the country’s railways and education were also made.

“On the agenda of the plenary meeting were issues such as the adoption of laws on the protection of state secrets, railway management, education, loans and national symbols,” the text published by KCNA read.

The objective of this law would be the protection of state secrets in order to “contribute to guaranteeing national security and the development of socialist construction through a system and order,” KCNA said.

North Korea also said Thursday it would react in the “toughest way” to any military action by the United States, hours after Seoul and Washington held joint air drills and following a visit by US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.

In the last year, Pyongyang has carried out a record number of missile tests, about 50, and the tension on the Korean peninsula has reached new highs. EFE


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