North Korea leader makes rare admission of economic failure


North Korea’s leader has made a rare admission of failure.
Speaking during the country’s largest political event, Kim Jong Un said its economic plan had failed significantly and acknowledged painful lessons have been learned.
Al Jazeera’s Rob McBride reports from Seoul, South Korea.

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73 thoughts on “North Korea leader makes rare admission of economic failure

  1. John Smith Reply

    He atleast had the gut to admit his guilt and is trying his best to make the situation better, unlike our corrupt and greedy politicians here in the states. I hate all dictators, but i guess that’s a +1 for Kimmie boy,..

    • Miss uppy Reply

      Stupid is as stupid does.

  2. Tanish Jain Reply

    Is he dying?

  3. Townsend Nolan Reply

    2:32 I like that😍💋 💝💖❤️

  4. Billy Thomas Reply

    Hi Guys 😍💋 💝💖

  5. Sudarshan Reply

    my respect for kim jong un has increased. it takes lot of courage for a leader to admit his mistakes, no other leader in the world has the courage top do this. i am sure north korea will rise again

    • Harry Maxwell Reply

      And I’m sure the great Roman Empire will also rise again

    • Miss uppy Reply

      The only way to solve N Korea problems, is to end the dictatorship. Fool.

    • Ohad Szobel Reply

      Imagine respect a leader that treats his people worst than stalin

    • Hristian Novev Reply

      You OK dude?

  6. Rahul Kumar Reply

    Its really astonishing to see dictator admitting his fault in the arena of economics.. Other democracies should take this is an epitome and try to accept their wrongdoings especially economically and morally….I wish global leaders and even leaders of mine own country India do accept their mistakes nd help to make world a more sustainable place..
    Happy new year✌

    • Jerome Tabiri Reply

      They actually do admit to failures every once in a while, you guys and your news sources insist on denying to acknowledge it unless it fits into your narratives. It is about time we start applying the same level of nuance we apply to our own governments to them. It has become apparent from current events that Western leaders are no different from so-called dictators if you apply the same black and white perspective to them.

    • Miss uppy Reply

      The only way to make the world a sustainable place is to cull the human plague. Dumb Dumb.

    • Aaron Colusso Reply

      @Jerome Tabiri What? ‘We’ DO place much more ‘nuance’ on our own Western Democratic Governments than these dictators. Western governments are criticized daily, or even hourly, by their nation’s news networks and there own citizens. There is not one Western Democratic Country where this is not the case.

      Wake up. Autocratic communism has been devastating to North Korea. The standard or living and life expectancy for the south is immensely higher than that of the north. The losers are the North Korean people, and this must change for their sake.

    • Jerome Tabiri Reply

      @Aaron Colusso I am awake brother, I hope you are awake too. We quickly look past all the atrocities committed around the world and even in their own countries, by so called shining examples of democracy and point fingers at so called dictators. We know north koreans are suffering under their dictator but will we acknowledge for once that it’s just as bad or worse with our shining examples? It is that quick justification you’ll make for your democracies to justify why they behaved just as badly or worse, is what I was referring to. I never said western governments were not criticized, they are but with sizeable amounts nuance we never give the other side.

  7. Mkenya Halisi Reply

    Long live great leader

    • Miss uppy Reply

      Wow you are a idiot.

  8. John Gough Reply

    There will be no biden now come on wake up.

    • Miss uppy Reply

      Not to smart are you little man.

  9. fuzail nadim Reply

    Lol my mans here spent his entire pocket money on the military parade:(

    • Art Man Reply

      Poor guy became broke as he had to spend all his money on luxurious Swiss cheese and French wine.

  10. Art Man Reply

    He doesn’t have to face any consequences for admitting failure. It’s not like he will be voted out for it while his opposition relentlessly attacks his record if it was a democracy.

    • Dustin Olsen Reply

      The important thing to be asking is not one of political judgements, but if that type of thinking will lead to better and stronger beliefs that things must change. Sorry but your statement seems pessimistic, and we dont really need that.

    • Miss uppy Reply

      @Dustin Olsen The only way to solve N Korea problems, is to end the dictatorship. Not to smart are you little man.

  11. Agubuzu Chisom Reply

    Admission that you have a problem, is the foundation of solving the problem.

    • Random Videos Reply

      Surrendering to solve problem created by others is not wise either

    • Mercede Reply

      @Miss uppy you must be a Democrat

    • hanief karim Reply

      Miss uppy . And they say gaddafi was a dictator to, but look what he did for his country and his people until America and it’s stooges destroyed it .

  12. Dustin Olsen Reply

    Honesty is a great thing, it builds more than any lie could.

    • IKtheVS Reply

      The running narrative in North Korea is that it is the greatest country in the world and nobody should feel any jealousy toward the lesser outside world. The ideological foundation of the entire political party is a lie… So you will excuse me if I don’t praise the honesty of Asian Trump.

    • Dustin Olsen Reply

      @IKtheVS with that mindset, things will never change. I think that he should consider stepping down in regards to policy decisions that he might not really have the best understandings of, or how they even curb the outcome of North Korea. He should allow other organizations to rise in his country that specialize in bringing about more robust and thriving communities and not see them as a security threat.

    • IKtheVS Reply

      @Dustin Olsen That’s nice in theory, but in practice dictators ONLY survive by keeping all the power and killing anyone who threatens them…. It’s not a system that allows peaceful power sharing.

    • Dustin Olsen Reply

      @IKtheVS so hopefully he will get that message, by showing not only empathy for his people, but also how the rest of the world views him. I do know that being judgemental and shaming in response to his behavior will not influence him in the way that we would hope would change such behavior, it would only further delay any progression.

    • Elizabeth Brown Reply

      Healing 🙏

  13. Jim Xantham Reply

    Sorry everyone, he was getting high with James Franco and I – Seth Rogan.

  14. Lord Farquaad Reply

    As a North Korean I have to be truthful our country is very bad I could even get sent to the hole for saying this but it’s truth I would much greater be in china or uk

  15. Kais Er Reply

    fresh haircut

  16. Water Malone Reply

    Remove all the sanction let’s see the spirit of north korea

  17. Delon Thomas Reply

    Stop western sanctions and this garbage report will stop

  18. Nesmoth Design Reply

    Maybe they could invite Trump to rule there, he´s the greatest president of all the world….


    Just toss the nukes bro

  20. Chris Hughes Reply

    I feel like he says the same thing every year. The media covers its the same way.

  21. Career review Reply

    Just imaging if one of them was caught not clapping

    • touhid abir Reply

      Just imagine the propaganda you consumed

  22. CRUX SHADOWZ Reply

    NORTHSTAR why no WIFI ? ? ?

  23. Naeem Ahmad Reply

    And literally they know how to get out of these economic crisis.

  24. kxmode Reply

    1:12 I like the way he says disappointed. It sounds so polite. “dis. ah. point. teh’d.” 😄

  25. Brandon Jacque Reply

    They about to kill him

  26. Michael McFeely Reply

    South Korea has an economy that is _40 times larger_ than the economy of North Korea, and twice the population. The South Koreans can provide for their own defense.

    • Mint coke Reply

      60 times larger than the economy of nk

  27. Pee Boy Reply

    Very nice video, from your biggest South African fan

  28. Rayyan Akber Reply

    Oh hi Mark

  29. Mohammed Abdul Khader Reply

    Communism is dumb

  30. I C U Reply

    Why not someone offered to help him and teach him a better way to live regarding his people and war is so boring these days 🙈 as a child of God I can forgive him if he is willing to humble himself before the LORD Jesus Christ from Nazareth 😍🤗 it’s simply poor advice that has got him where he is.

    • Miss uppy Reply

      You need to grow a brain little girl.

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  33. Yahya Nassar Reply

    With everything going on, I think a lot of people are getting distracted from the real purpose of life. You must believe and have faith in God, and only take what God has ordained for you. Do not walk on this earth a bigot, like a bully in the sandbox, playing with toys that are not yours, just because you can. This is devilish behavior and God does not like an arrogant disbeliever.

    Life beats you, wears you down and tests you until you are at the breaking point. Then, after the test is over, the pressure is relieved. Unfortunately, some people are too fragile spiritually and succumb to their evil desires, in an attempt to fill the void inside of them and silence their guilty conscious, even if momentarily. All this while forgetting the blessings they have. So God curses them, he gives them everything they want, but leaves them never satisfied. This is God trying to show you the most important thing is your soul, not material worldly possessions or pleasures.

    Mankind was made capable of sin, and capable of doing good. There’s the good path and the evil path. Sin is part of human nature, don’t feel in despair because you think you’re too far gone down the wrong path. There’s always hope. The decisions you make is the path you decided to follow. Think of the forbidden tree and the original sin. Adam & Eve were curious about the forbidden fruit, even though they had all of heaven to go on about. They still took a bite of the fruit from the forbidden tree, forgetting all the blessing the have. God still forgave them, after they repented. This is the image we were created in. On the flipcoin, one good deed will be rewarded 10 times. This is the mercy of God. Take one step in his path, he will take 10 towards you.

    For if God didn’t give you the option to sin, we would all be angels and there would be no need for the trails and tribulations we face, and existence would be meaningless. Humans were created weak, but in return God treats his creation with great mercy and compassion. All you have to do is repent sincerely.

    But what happens when you lose faith? Then you lost it all. Once you lose faith in God, you will try to find the path back but you can’t. God will abandon you like you abandoned him. What follows is a steep descendance into a life of evil and arrogance. Why you may ask?

    Because you lost faith not only in God, but also in redemption by God. This is the biggest mistake. For God is the most merciful, most benevolent. After all, why did God create us and give us a chance at life if it wasn’t out of pure belief and admiration for Adam & Eve, our original mother & father.

    God is great, merciful, all seeing, all hearing.

    So, if you are one of those people that lost faith, repent sincerely and God will forgive all, if he wishes. Your job is to find that deep seeded love for the creator in your heart. Then, genuinely ask for forgiveness. Keep believing that God hears your call for help and all your problems will be resolved. Once you do this, and just when you least expect it, God will bestow his mercy upon you and ease all your problems. God is with those who are patient.

    May God make this year blessed for everyone

    • Miss uppy Reply

      Stupid you are.

  34. Syed Anzar Imam Reply

    Last he apologized to Koreans for not providing good lifestyle,
    Now he admits about economic development.
    Hope to see North Korea in good condition soon

  35. mighty warrior Reply

    It does not matter. They dont have option.

  36. Miss uppy Reply

    The only way to solve N Korea problems, is to end the dictatorship.

  37. Billal Hossen Reply

    Very sad

  38. DCLXVI Reply

    시간이 변경되었습니다. 2021 년에 모두에게 😷

  39. I3ORG HARVEY Reply

    Man is like putin with his nuke bs and faken invasion reason’s both descusting saps.

  40. Rocky 689 Reply

    They would have more economic success if they stop wasting their money on bullets for show of strength and start actually spending resources on theor people

  41. Elizabeth Brown Reply

    The Right Stuff 🙏🇱🇷

  42. BTS_army_TXT_moa_ENHYPEN_engene Reply

    Imagine one person sneezeduring that clap 👀

  43. Rfftdsrfvgg G6yrtrt Reply

    Great leader…

  44. Sebastie Cortes Reply

    Things must be worst than they actually are if he’s confirming the fallout

  45. Jack Mehoff Reply

    That time he died but resurrected, or when he scored a double century opening the batting for North Korea,my favorite Kim jong moments

  46. David Oh Reply

    Maybe his sister killed him and this is his body double. I dont think the real Kim would ever admit to failure

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