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north Korea's supreme leader says they must deliver a blow to those slapping sanctions on his country state media says he calls hostile forces with bloodshot eyes it's the first time Kim Jong moon has laid out where the north stands after a summit with US president Donald Trump fell apart in February state media read out a statement from him how did you consider calling for a socialist construction to a high level of self reliance he's not talking about weapons he's talking about revving up the economy despite no relief from international sanctions it's been a key focus for Kim since last year ahead of his first trump summit the last week a state media have helped Kim highlight his push running photos it showing the leader smiling in department stores and tourist resorts Kim did not explicitly named the hostile forces analysts told Reuters he's been taking on more harden stance towards Washington and the report comes hours ahead of a summit between trump and south Korea's leader moon chain in Washington on Thursday moon has put his political reputation on the line by encouraging talks between the US and North Korea he's also been pushing the idea of lifting sanctions in return for concessions from the north on its nuclear program so far Washington has not agreed last month a senior north Korean official warned Kim may reconsider his freeze on missile launches and nuclear tests must Washington gives up some of its punishing sanctions