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N Korea at crossroads

Kim Jong Un refocuses on nuclear buildup as party meeting closes

North Korea takes hard line against US leading into Biden transition

SEOUL -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un concluded the regime's seldom-held party congress by declaring a return to nuclear buildup in a display of renewed defiance against the U.S. and its allies.

During his closing address Tuesday, Kim told delegates that he humbly and solemnly accepts his appointment to the newly restored position of general secretary of the ruling Workers' Party.

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