North Korea: The Korean Central News Agency published in English on 26 January that, "A consultative meeting of officials in the fields of state security and foreign affairs took place as regards the grave situation prevailing in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), first chairman of the DPRK National Defense Commission and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army (KPA), convened the meeting and guided it….
(NightWatch omitted a section that contains a by-now familiar justification for North Korean behavior and a screed against the US and the UN. The news item concludes with the paragraphs below.)
"… It also became clear that there can be no denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula before the world has been denuclearized."
"At the consultative meeting Kim Jong Un expressed the firm resolution to take substantial and high-profile important state measures in view of the prevailing situation as the stand had already been clarified by the National Defense Commission and the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK through their statements that powerful physical countermeasures would be taken to defend the dignity of the nation and the sovereignty of the country."
"He advanced specific tasks to the officials concerned."
Comment: The operative words are "to defend the dignity of the nation and the sovereignty of the country." This North Korean leadership justifies its missiles, nuclear and space programs as programs that any sovereign state has the right to build, not as proving the North is the rightful leader of a reunified Korea. The main complaint is the North is being thwarted in its "economic construction" by the US and others.
The language is not the language of military