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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called for “diplomatic and military countermeasures” for preserving the country’s sovereignty and security ahead of Pyongyang’s self-imposed year-end deadline for U.S. concessions in nuclear talks, state-run media reported Tuesday.

Kim issued the calls during a seven-hour “comprehensive report” on the third day of a plenary meeting of the Central Committee of the North’s ruling Workers’ Party, according to the Korean Central News Agency.

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