Kim Jong Un of North Korean North Korea, the leader of a totalitarian regime, has won the award for the leader in the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize.
The North Korean state news agency said Kim Jong-un was awarded the award on Saturday at the 69th Nobel Peace Award ceremony in Oslo.
“I have won this award for my efforts and sacrifice in the fight against terrorism,” Kim told the Nobel committee, according to a report from the state news service.
Kim also said the world had seen his achievements and called on world leaders to support him and his country in the war against terrorism.
This is a great day for us,” Kim said, according a report by the state-run Korean Central News Agency.
But he said the award was not meant to benefit his regime.”
I hope that this honor and the prize are given to the Korean people, who are the most loyal people in the world,” Kim added.
The Nobel Committee said in a statement the award is a “solid foundation for the future generations” of the committee, the Nobel laureates who have led the country through “the harshest, most serious international challenges”.”
It is an opportunity to recognise and honor those who have served in the service of the country and have contributed to the triumph of peace and stability in the region and world,” it said.”
This award recognizes the efforts of the many brave and loyal people who have fought hard for the people of the DPRK, to ensure its long-term peace and prosperity.
“The Nobel Peace prize was awarded to North Korea in 1965 by the Norwegian government after a brief war with South Korea.
North Korea, a communist state, has accused the United States of staging the first nuclear test in defiance of a nuclear armistice.
It has threatened to attack the United Nations and the United Kingdom.
A UN-backed nuclear watchdog said it had confirmed the detonation of a hydrogen bomb in the North on Saturday, but gave no further details.
North Korean officials have previously denied that the country has tested a hydrogen weapon and have accused Washington of staging false claims that the North is developing nuclear weapons.
The UN Security Council, which unanimously approved the resolution that passed unanimously on Friday, said the North had conducted two nuclear tests, the first on December 3 and the second on January 10.
North and South Korea have a long history of tensions.
North Korea is a North Korean ally and has long been accused of violating UN sanctions against the country.
The United States and its allies have accused North Korea of conducting weapons tests, but Pyongyang denies such accusations.