Kim Jong Un's New Year's Eve speech shows not much is changing in 2016

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Kim Jong-Un's New Year's Eve Speech Shows Not Much Is Changing in 2016


Because nothing says "Happy New Year" like reminding the world you're ready for war.

In his New Year's Eve address, President Kim Jong Un vowed to increase the "political and military might" of his country and develop "more diversified attack means."

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He also spoke on relations with South Korea, which began to boil last year after two South Korean soldiers were injured by a land mine in the demilitarized zone.

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Kim Jong Un's New Year's Eve speech shows not much is changing in 2016
In this Wednesday, July 25, 2012 photo released by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) and distributed in Tokyo by the Korea News Service Thursday, July 26, 2012, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, accompanied by his wife Ri Sol Ju, left, touches a display as they inspect the Rungna People's Pleasure Ground in Pyongyang. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)
This picture taken by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on December 12, 2012 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un celebrating the launch of the Unha-3 rocket, carrying the satellite Kwangmyongsong-3, at the general satellite control and command center in Pyongyang. Hundreds of thousands of North Korean soldiers and civilians rallied on December 14 in the centre of Pyongyang for a mass celebration of the country's long-range rocket launch, state television showed. (Photo by KNS via AFP/Getty Images)
In this undated photo released by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) and distributed in Tokyo by the Korea News Service Thursday, July 26, 2012, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, reacts on a ride as he attends the completion ceremony of the Rungna People's Pleasure Ground in Pyongyang. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)
This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on January 12, 2014 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) inspecting the command of Korean People's Army (KPA) Unit 534. (Photo by KNS via AFP/Getty Images)
Photo provided by Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Oct. 26, 2014, shows top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Kim Jong Un gives field guidance to the completed Pyongyang Baby Home and Orphanage. The facility has over 250 rooms for nursing, education, physical exercise, and treatment, as well as outdoor and indoor wading pools, parks and various amusement equipment for children. (Photo: Xinhua/KCNA/Corbis)
In this Tuesday, May 1, 2012 photo released by the Korean Central News Agency and distributed by the Korea News Service Wednesday, May 2, 2012, North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, center, is applauded by military personnel during his visit to the Machine Plant managed by Ho Chol Yong in North Korea, to mark May Day. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)
In this undated photo released by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) and distributed in Tokyo by the Korea News Service on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, second left, rides a boat when he visited Unit 158 of the navy of the North Korean People's Army. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)
In this Wednesday, July 25, 2012 photo released by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) and distributed in Tokyo by the Korea News Service Thursday, July 26, 2012, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, accompanied by his wife Ri Sol Ju, right, waves to the crowd as they inspect the Rungna People's Pleasure Ground in Pyongyang. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)
In this undated file image made from KRT video, North Korea's new leader Kim Jong Un rides a horse at an undisclosed place in North Korea, aired Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012. North Korea said Wednesday Jan. 11, 2011 that before Kim Jong Il's death the United States offered to provide food aid if it halted its uranium enrichment program, and although Pyongyang blasted Washington for "politicizing" food shipments, it appeared to leave the door open for a deal. (AP Photo/KRT via APTN, File)
In this undated photo released by the Korean Central News Agency and distributed in Tokyo by the Korea News Service on Jan. 25, 2012, North Korean new leader Kim Jong Un greets students at Mangyongdae Revolutionary School in Pyongyang, North Korea, on the occasion of Chinese New Year. Young Kim gets rock star treatment when he visits his troops, just as his father did. But while the late Kim Jong Il mostly stayed aloof in dark shades, his son holds hands and hugs. He seems to want to bond. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)
In this undated photo released by the Korea Central News Agency and distributed in Tokyo by the Korea News Service Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shoots to check the quality of the sporting bullets at the Meari Shooting Gallery in Pyongyang. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)
Photo provided by Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Oct. 26, 2014, shows top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Kim Jong Un gives field guidance to the completed Pyongyang Baby Home and Orphanage. The facility has over 250 rooms for nursing, education, physical exercise, and treatment, as well as outdoor and indoor wading pools, parks and various amusement equipment for children. (Photo: Xinhua/KCNA/Corbis)
In this Aug. 2, 2012 photo released by the Korean Central News Agency and distributed in Tokyo by the Korea News Service Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, second right, toasts with Wang Jiarui, head of the International Department of the Chinese Communist Party, during a dinner in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)
In this undated photo released by the Korean Central News Agency and distributed in Tokyo by the Korea News Service on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, looks at a guitar at an undisclosed location in North Korea. KCNA reported he was inspecting a military unit. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)
In this Wednesday, July 25, 2012 file photo released by the Korean Central News Agency and distributed in Tokyo by the Korea News Service Friday, July 27, 2012, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right in the middle, reacts as he takes a ride of an amusement attraction with Barnaby Jones, the first secretary and charges d’affaires at the British Embassy, second from left in bottom, during the completion ceremony of the Rungna People's Pleasure Ground in Pyongyang, North Korea. Foreign diplomats and officials were among those invited to attend the ceremony. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service, File)
This picture taken from North Korean paper Rodong Sinmun on October 14, 2014 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (L) during an inspection tour of a newly-built housing complex in Pyongyang.  North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un has finally resurfaced with the help of a walking stick after an unexplained and prolonged absence that fuelled rampant speculation about his health and even rumours of a coup in the nuclear-armed state. (AFP PHOTO / Rodong Sinmun)
In this Wednesday, April 9, 2014 image made from video, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un holds up parliament membership certificate during the Supreme People's Assembly in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea's newly-selected parliament met for the first time on Wednesday in Pyongyang. It was the first time that North Korea has reassembled its parliament under new leader Kim. (AP Photo/KRT via AP Video)
This picture taken by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on December 12, 2012 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (lower L) celebrating with staffs from the satellite control center during the launch of the Unha-3 rocket, carrying the satellite Kwangmyongsong-3, at the general satellite control and command center in Pyongyang. North Korea's leader has ordered more satellite launches, state media said on December 14, 2012, two days after Pyongyang's long-range rocket launch triggered global outrage and UN condemnation. (Photo by KNS via AFP/Getty Images)
In this undated photo released by the Korean Central News Agency and distributed in Tokyo by the Korea News Service on Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un accompanied by Korean People's Army soldiers visits a KPA unit at an undisclosed location in North Korea. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service) JAPAN OUT UNTIL 14 DAYS AFTER THE DAY OF TRANSMISSION
In this Wednesday, July 25, 2012 photo released by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) and distributed in Tokyo by the Korea News Service Thursday, July 26, 2012, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects a swimming pool as he attends the completion ceremony of the Rungna People's Pleasure Ground in Pyongyang. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)
This undated picture, released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 17, 2013 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (C) inspecting the February 20 factory of the Korean People's Army (KPA), producing varieties of foodstuff at undisclosed place in North Korea. (Photo by KNS via AFP/Getty Images)
In this undated photo released by the Korean Central News Agency and distributed in Tokyo by the Korea News Service on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, has a small talk at an undisclosed location in North Korea. KCNA reported he was inspecting a military unit. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)
Kim Jong Un flashes his computer skills for gathered North Korean officials. (KCNA/Reuters/Corbis)
This undated picture released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 28, 2013 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (R) inspecting the August 25 Fishery Station under the Korean People's Army (KPA) Unit 313.(Photo by KCNA via AFP/Getty Images)
In this July 27, 2013 photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves to war veterans during a mass military parade celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice in Pyongyang, North Korea. From "Saturday Night Live" on Oct. 11, 2014 spoofs to the wild theories of journalists across the globe trying to parse his five-week absence from the public eye, the 30-something leader of North Korea has captured as many headlines as he did when he threatened to nuke his enemies last year. This bewildering ability to command attention by doing nothing says a lot about the North's total mastery of a propaganda apparatus that puts Kim at the center of everything. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)
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Kim said he would actively try to improve ties to the South but also warned, "If invasive outsiders and provocateurs touch us even slightly, we will not be forgiving in the least and sternly answer with a merciless, holy war of justice."

That's a reference to South Korea's friendly relationship with the United States and their annual joint military exercises.

Kim's conditional push for reconciliation between the two sides comes ahead of the ruling Workers' Party's first convention since 1989. Analysts speculate he wants to show tangible improvements before announcing major policy changes.

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