The following is an excerpt from BBC.com | October 29, 2017 |
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has taken time away from the confrontation with the US and allies to visit a cosmetics factory in Pyongyang.
He went to the newly renovated factory with senior party members and his rarely seen wife, Ri Sol-ju.
The site was visited by his father and precessessor Kim Jong-il 14 years ago.
The visit was broadcast on state media, one day after US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said his country would "never accept" a nuclear-armed North Korea.
Mr Mattis said any use of such weapons would be met with a "massive military response", while visiting Seoul on Saturday.
Tension has risen on the peninsula over a series of North Korean missile and nuclear tests and escalating rhetoric between Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump.
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