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North Korea’s Kim Talks Of New Weapons, But Leaves Door Open For Biden | NPR

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is calling for beefing up his country’s nuclear and military capabilities, but appears to be leaving open the possibility for negotiation with the U.S., just days before President-elect Joe Biden takes office.

“We must do everything we can to increase nuclear war deterrence even further as we build the strongest military capability,” Kim told delegates at the conclusion of an eight-day long congress of the ruling Workers Party in Pyongyang, state media reported on Wednesday.

In a report to the congress last week, Kim referred to the U.S. as North Korea’s principal enemy, and vowed to develop a raft of new nuclear and conventional weapons to counter the threat from Washington.

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