Pyongyang, May 10 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and supreme commander of the armed forces of the DPRK, guided the strike drill of defence units of the Korean People's Army (KPA) in the forefront area and on the western front on Thursday.
At the command post Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un learned about a plan of the strike drill of various long-range strike means and gave an order of start of the drill.
The drill for mobility and assault strike designed to inspect the rapid response of the defence units in the forefront area and on the western front successfully showed the might of the units which were fully prepared to proficiently carry out any operation and combat in the flames of the practical actual maneuvers kindled by the Party.
Expressing satisfaction with the mobility, deployment and assault strike, Kim Jong Un said that some days ago, the defence units on the eastern front perfectly carried out their strike mission and today's drill showed the full preparations of the defence units on the western front and the excellent ability of the units in the forefront area to carry out the task of strike, in particular.
He stressed the need to further increase the capability of the defence units in the forefront area and on the western front to carry out combat tasks and keep full combat posture to cope with any emergency as required by the prevailing situation and in keeping with the Party's strategic intention.
Noting that the genuine peace and security of the country are guaranteed only by the strong physical force capable of defending its sovereignty, he stressed that the People's Army should reliably defend the socialist country and the people's heroic struggle for creation by force of arms of revolution in the future, too.
He set forth important tasks for further increasing the strike ability of the defence units of the KPA in the forefront area and on the western front.
Watching the drill together with him were leading officials of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea including Kim Phyong Hae, O Su Yong and Jo Yong Won. -0-