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Kim Jong-un watches girl band amid '340 executions' claim

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By Euronews
Kim Jong-un watches girl band amid '340 executions' claim

<p>Footage has emerged from North Korea showing all-powerful leader Kim Jong-un taking centre stage at a meeting of his reclusive state’s ruling Workers’ Party.</p> <p>Images of the grandiose gathering emerged as <a href="http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/kim-jong-un-execute-340-people-took-power-north-korea-a7499881.html">a new report from South Korea</a> said Kim had ordered the executions of more than 300 people since taking power five years ago.</p> <br /> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="fr"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Kim Jong-un has executed 340 people, 140 of them his own government officials <a href="https://t.co/dX14yLvBpP">https://t.co/dX14yLvBpP</a> <a href="https://t.co/0J8APwJaAH">pic.twitter.com/0J8APwJaAH</a></p>— The Independent (@Independent) <a href="https://twitter.com/Independent/status/814757537488715776">30 décembre 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <br /> <p>The meeting of the First Conference of Chairpersons of the Primary Committees of the Workers’ Party of Korea (<span class="caps">WPK</span>) is said to have lasted for three days from December 23 to December 25.</p> <p>Kim later attended an artistic performance in Pyongyang in honour of those attending the conference.</p> <p><a href="http://www.kcna.kp/kcna.user.special.getArticlePage.kcmsf">State media says</a> that when he appeared in the auditorium: “all the performers and the participants of the conference broke into cheers of ‘hurrah!’, extending the greatest honour and deepest thanks to him”.</p> <p>The concert featured the Moranbong band – the North Korean girl pop group formed in 2012 by the leader himself.</p> <p>Despite sanctions, Kim seems more determined than ever to pursue his nuclear and ballistic missile programmes.</p>