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N Korea at crossroads

North Korea bolsters arsenal with 'world's strongest weapon'

Kim Jong Un seeks to raise leverage for possible talks with Biden team

North Korea shows off a new type of submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) during a military parade to mark the 8th Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea in Pyongyang on Thursday.   © KCNA/Jiji

SEOUL -- North Korea on Thursday displayed what it called "the world's strongest weapon" at a grand military parade in Pyongyang to mark the close of the isolated nation's Eighth Party Congress.

The unveiling of a new submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) a week before the inauguration of Joe Biden as U.S. president shows North Korea is adopting an assertive posture toward the incoming administration.

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