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Kim Jong-un tears up during rare apology to North Korean citizens

North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un appeared to well up at an event celebrating the 75th anniversary of the ruling Workers Party on Saturday as he offered a rare apology for failing to improve the lives of citizens due to the unprecedented situation caused by the coronavirus, as per several media reports.During his address, Kim took off his spectacles and wiped away tears, acknowledging that he had failed to live up to the trust reposed in him by North Korean citizens, The Guardian reported.According to a Korea Times report, Kim spent almost a third of his speech thanking his supporters and saying that he was sorry for not being able to alleviate the troubles faced by the people.

Our people have placed trust, as high as the sky and as deep as the sea, in me, but I have failed to always live up to it satisfactorily. I am really sorry for that, Kim said.He also invoked his father and grandfather and said: Although I am entrusted with the important responsibility to lead this country upholding the cause of the great Comrades Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il thanks to the trust of all the people, my efforts and sincerity have not been sufficient enough to rid our people of the difficulties in their lives.

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