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N Korea at crossroads

Kim Jong Un tightens grip as new leadership emerges in North Korea

Assembly reshuffle indicates desire to return to denuclearization talks with US

SEOUL -- Kim Jong Un tightened his grip on North Korea's government with a reshuffle of the nation's assembly and at the same time signaled to the U.S. that he seeks to resume denuclearization talks.

The Korea Central News Agency on Friday reported that the Supreme People's Assembly has reelected Kim as chairman of the State Affairs Commission, the country's top governing institution.

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