Tearful, Kim Jong Un tells North Korean women to have more children

In a video from a recent event, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wipes tears and appears emotional as he calls for efforts to address the country’s declining birth rates and encourages women to have more children.
He is seen in the video, which is circulating on social media, looking down and wiping away tears. Numerous spectators can also be seen wiping away their tears.At the mothers’ event in Pyongyang on Sunday, Kim was cited by the news agency Reuters as saying, “Our housekeeping duties while working with mothers are preventing a decline in birth rates and providing good childcare.”

In addition, he praised moms for their contribution to bolstering national authority.