Kim claims North Korean successes, says it faces challenges


              A TV screen shows a news program reporting with footage of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. North Korean leader Kim called for stronger effort to overcome hardships and challenges facing his country as he opened a key political meeting after carrying out a record number of missile tests this year. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
            
              A TV screen shows a news program reporting about South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol speaking during a cabinet council meeting,  at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. President Yoon on Tuesday called for a stronger air defense and high-tech stealth drones to better monitor North Korea, a day after it accused five North Korea of flying drones across the rivals’ tense border for the first time in five years. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
            
              A TV screen shows a news program reporting with footage of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. North Korean leader Kim called for stronger effort to overcome hardships and challenges facing his country as he opened a key political meeting after carrying out a record number of missile tests this year. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
            
              A TV screen shows a news program reporting about South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol speaking during a cabinet council meeting, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. President Yoon on Tuesday called for a stronger air defense and high-tech stealth drones to better monitor North Korea, a day after it accused five North Korea of flying drones across the rivals’ tense border for the first time in five years. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
            
              A TV screen shows a news program reporting about South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol speaking during a cabinet council meeting, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. President Yoon on Tuesday called for a stronger air defense and high-tech stealth drones to better monitor North Korea, a day after it accused five North Korea of flying drones across the rivals’ tense border for the first time in five years. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
            
              A TV screen shows a news program reporting with footage of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. North Korean leader Kim called for stronger effort to overcome hardships and challenges facing his country as he opened a key political meeting after carrying out a record number of missile tests this year. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
            
              A TV screen shows a news program reporting with footage of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. North Korean leader Kim called for stronger effort to overcome hardships and challenges facing his country as he opened a key political meeting after carrying out a record number of missile tests this year. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
            
              A TV screen shows a news program reporting about South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol speaking during a cabinet council meeting,  at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. President Yoon on Tuesday called for a stronger air defense and high-tech stealth drones to better monitor North Korea, a day after it accused five North Korea of flying drones across the rivals’ tense border for the first time in five years. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
            
              A TV screen shows a news program reporting with footage of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. North Korean leader Kim called for stronger effort to overcome hardships and challenges facing his country as he opened a key political meeting after carrying out a record number of missile tests this year. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
            
              A TV screen shows a news program reporting about South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol speaking during a cabinet council meeting, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. President Yoon on Tuesday called for a stronger air defense and high-tech stealth drones to better monitor North Korea, a day after it accused five North Korea of flying drones across the rivals’ tense border for the first time in five years. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
            
              A TV screen shows a news program reporting about South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol speaking during a cabinet council meeting, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. President Yoon on Tuesday called for a stronger air defense and high-tech stealth drones to better monitor North Korea, a day after it accused five North Korea of flying drones across the rivals’ tense border for the first time in five years. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
            
              A TV screen shows a news program reporting with footage of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. North Korean leader Kim called for stronger effort to overcome hardships and challenges facing his country as he opened a key political meeting after carrying out a record number of missile tests this year. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
            
              A TV screen shows a news program reporting with footage of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. North Korean leader Kim called for stronger effort to overcome hardships and challenges facing his country as he opened a key political meeting after carrying out a record number of missile tests this year. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
            
              A TV screen shows a news program reporting about South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol speaking during a cabinet council meeting,  at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. President Yoon on Tuesday called for a stronger air defense and high-tech stealth drones to better monitor North Korea, a day after it accused five North Korea of flying drones across the rivals’ tense border for the first time in five years. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
            
              A TV screen shows a news program reporting with footage of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. North Korean leader Kim called for stronger effort to overcome hardships and challenges facing his country as he opened a key political meeting after carrying out a record number of missile tests this year. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
            
              A TV screen shows a news program reporting about South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol speaking during a cabinet council meeting, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. President Yoon on Tuesday called for a stronger air defense and high-tech stealth drones to better monitor North Korea, a day after it accused five North Korea of flying drones across the rivals’ tense border for the first time in five years. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
            
              A TV screen shows a news program reporting about South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol speaking during a cabinet council meeting, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. President Yoon on Tuesday called for a stronger air defense and high-tech stealth drones to better monitor North Korea, a day after it accused five North Korea of flying drones across the rivals’ tense border for the first time in five years. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
            
              A TV screen shows a news program reporting with footage of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. North Korean leader Kim called for stronger effort to overcome hardships and challenges facing his country as he opened a key political meeting after carrying out a record number of missile tests this year. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
            
              A TV screen shows a news program reporting with footage of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. North Korean leader Kim called for stronger effort to overcome hardships and challenges facing his country as he opened a key political meeting after carrying out a record number of missile tests this year. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
            
              A TV screen shows a news program reporting about South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol speaking during a cabinet council meeting,  at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. President Yoon on Tuesday called for a stronger air defense and high-tech stealth drones to better monitor North Korea, a day after it accused five North Korea of flying drones across the rivals’ tense border for the first time in five years. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
            
              A TV screen shows a news program reporting with footage of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. North Korean leader Kim called for stronger effort to overcome hardships and challenges facing his country as he opened a key political meeting after carrying out a record number of missile tests this year. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
            
              A TV screen shows a news program reporting about South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol speaking during a cabinet council meeting, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. President Yoon on Tuesday called for a stronger air defense and high-tech stealth drones to better monitor North Korea, a day after it accused five North Korea of flying drones across the rivals’ tense border for the first time in five years. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
            
              A TV screen shows a news program reporting about South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol speaking during a cabinet council meeting, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. President Yoon on Tuesday called for a stronger air defense and high-tech stealth drones to better monitor North Korea, a day after it accused five North Korea of flying drones across the rivals’ tense border for the first time in five years. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
            
              A TV screen shows a news program reporting with footage of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. North Korean leader Kim called for stronger effort to overcome hardships and challenges facing his country as he opened a key political meeting after carrying out a record number of missile tests this year. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
            
              This photo provided by the North Korean government shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, attends a plenary meeting of the Workers’ Party of Korea at the party headquarters in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Dec. 26, 2022. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
            
              This photo provided by the North Korean government shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks during  a plenary meeting of the Workers’ Party of Korea at the party headquarters in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Dec. 26, 2022. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
Kim claims North Korean successes, says it faces challenges